Taste of Life

A thick slice of beef steak;
rare, medium, well-done -
your choice. eaten after
someone is dead.

A yellow sandy textured pear
from Japan; imported;
gum resistant, if
you don't floss.


The next time you walk past
a woman in a blue polka dot
summer dress, take a bite


of that slender soft white arm.
Does life taste differently
from death?


            August 14, 1998