Geoff Page: Two Poems

Testament   Three signatures accept it, this document you’ve long deferred or recently updated.   In weeks or months or years (who knows?) there will be people gathered here and you won’t be among them.   They’ll hold a photocopy each and listen as your lawyer draws a few key lines to their attention.   The rest is just “machinery”. And later, by the elevator, they’ll contemplate your motives,   the emphases they hadn’t noticed, and smile at your insistence on some detail of the funeral   or disposition of your ashes. Why not, you think, depart unsigned and leave…

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