Two bits… and a penny
are in my pocket today.
One-quarter penny per season
is my rate of pay.
If I work long and hard enough
I’ll save a dollar in time,
and when I finally get to spend it,
it won’t be worth a dime.
“Save and have or spend and have not?”
seems the question to be.
Spend and live or save and die;
sounds like a gamble to me.
I’d rather die without a penny to my name
and with memories of a life well spent,
than to scrape and scratch and slave and save
and die with one hundred million cents.
November 5, 1987
The 26th anniversary of my birth
The Point (The Sequel)
I’d rather go out in a blaze of glory -
remembered as “Aaron - the Hawk”
than to live long enough to shrivel away
to the point where I can’t even walk.
This life is too stodgy
for those who desire
the answers to the questions
that consciousness can inspire.
So what of work
and rest and recreation,
when all the while man misses
the whole point of man’s creation.
April 27, 1988