“Death of the Future” by A. Ortiz


billboards choking country-side,

a little boy consumes the sign,

beautifully displaying:
death in luxury!
now the deceased can
rest in total opulence!

he smiles.

the coffin of the future,
complete with satellite television!
satellite radio! GPS! WiFi!
a contour pillow that reclines
to alleviate even the stiffest neck!

meanwhile, wal-mart is making
millions from the knock-offs, and

the living cannot wait to die.