D G Geis

Tips on how to choose clothing for the deceased.

Something dark is best.
Perhaps a Sunday suit

or formal business attire.
Something you might wear

for a special occasion–
like interviewing for a new job.

Your new position
will require a certain panache.

Stiff determination
and a resolute smile

should make a lasting impression
on your new Employer.

Later, as your suit empties
and you fade slowly

into the woodwork,
it will come to you

how deep
life’s roots really run–

two of which
are already knocking,

discreetly,
at your new front door.

Copyright © D G Geis 2016

D.G. Geis livesin Houston Texas. He has degrees from the University of Houston (B.A. English Lit.)and California State University (M.A. Philosophy). His poetry has appeared  in 491 Magazine, Lost Coast, Blue Bonnet Review,The Broadkill Review, A Quiet Courage, SoftBlow International Poetry Journal, Blinders, Burningwood Literary Journal, and Scarlet Leaf. He will be featured in a forthcoming Tupelo Press chapbook anthologizing  9 New Poets and is winner of Blue Bonnet Review’s Fall 2015 Poetry Contest.

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