“After I’m Gone” — AleXander Hirka

After I’m Gone

Bukowski, he saw, beyond the love-death tragedy,
that the snap of a broken shoelace
can drive head-on to insanity —
How many shoelace snaps will you endure
after I’m gone?

Yes we did, we both did vow — from this day forward,
but no fair dates are ever set
for death’s…