On the road I met two who knew my name
which is never a good sign. When angels
and ghosts know who you are, that sort of fame
only ends poorly. I don’t trust mortals
who claim to know what happens after death.
By life’s own definition no one can.
Mystics travel far. Yogis count each breath.
Skeptics laugh. We’re all sure what will happen
next, poor sods, and we’re all missing the point.
Perhaps I will leave with those two today,
perhaps not. I’m still in deep, my debt
unpaid and I want to tear up this joint,
run wild and be ignorantly blase.
There’s some knowledge that I don’t want just yet.