So It Goes

Many people are not fond of life.

Heavy smoking is just

a classy way to commit suicide.

 

Kilgore Trout,

seen in three out of

the fourteen, he finds,

“What is the point of life?”

scrawled on a bathroom stall.

He responds, “To be the eyes

and ears and conscience of

the Creator of the Universe,

you fool.”

 

Life is no way to treat an animal

-inscribed on Trout’s tombstone.

 

And what do the birds say?

All they can say about all this:

 

“Poo-tee-weet.”

 

–Elizabeth Lacey

(inspired by the works of Kurt Vonnegut)

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