WHEN I AM GONE
i have asked my friends
to take all that i have written
and dump it in the trash.
(i will have been proven wrong(again!)
I apologize if this lacks romance
or stinks of plebeian practicality
but once my tongue is silent
all my words will have no power.
There is nothing i can do when posthumous.
Nothing survives my life
You may have selected memories-
they are yours and yours alone.
My remedy against forgetfulness
is to live long and prosper!
And then-to live forever!