If I could talk to the dead
those under the green green grass
in old cemeteries with weeping willows
and those under crumbling headstones
and those in crypts sleeping away
stacked on top of one another
if I had the power of a spiritualist
I’d ask what it was like
is it just one long sleep
or is there more to it
parties? reunions? nirvana?
or is it a big pain in the ass like life is?
afterlife communications with the dead
what would they say
what do they know that we don’t
talking with long lost ones
tell me all about the other world--the spirit world
when I die will there be dancing?
alcohol? a welcome to the neighborhood thing
a welcome wagon for the newly departed
i hope so