Silver Linings

by Sally Moon

I will always be young and beautiful.
The tragic heroine has been a favourite part.
I have no pension plan.
What a brilliant decision!
What percentage do my investments earn?
Well, it doesn’t matter!
How will my tattoo look aged 65?
Er, sort of crumbly and brown.
Smoking kills you.
The cancer already does.
How does it feel to be the living dead?
I can stare death in the face and almost hold it’s hypnotic gaze.
Its nearness makes everything clearer, brighter, darker.
My fiancée has commitment issues.
Not any more he doesn’t!
Watching people’s faces when you tell them you haven’t long left.
I love to get a reaction.

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