They expect a certain kind of ending
who am I to disappoint? A child of Confucious;
"Make sure to buy the paper from the right vendor;
Make sure the incense is not broken.
Don't bother with the box, linen will do.
Don't use dahlias, he will come back for those."
They expect a certain kind of ending;
branded in life, the scars will hold, I'm sure.
(November 5, 2006)