All tagged death

The Game Is On

As a young man I was fascinated by allegorical treatments of death, but not much threatened by them. It was only a movie, a novel, a poem. I was well-buffered by the actuary’s tables. But now I am in my mid-70s on a trail blazed with abandoned body parts.

Reality Check

I tried to deposit the checks, each cashing in at one-hundred and twenty-five dollars, a cool five hundred. Although this, of course, is simply the instant payout. I never did understand lump sums, an inheritance now awaited my command, when the only thing I’d asked for were the ashes.