To put up with a career as pointless as this,
it takes the courage of a gambler.
Okay, someone has to do it, but
like they say: vita brevis, ars longa.
The grave I look for is covered with brambles,
on a lonely hill in the bush. Jazz began
by livening up a funeral march. So
mix more drinks, and mix them stronger.
More than one
winning lottery ticket lies
forgotten in a drawer. Dentists ply
their skilled and painful trade, ignored..
Many an opium poppy flaunts its
spangled petals in a silent jungle glade,
far from addicts, that babbling horde.
-- John Tranter