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Easy-Peasy Dying

Felix Dennis
March 30, 2014
Mandalay, Mustique
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Easy-peasy dying.
Not so easy lying,
Camouflaging death from friend and foe.
I can hear ’em scold me:
‘The bugger could have told me.’
But I despise goodbyes. Best just to go.

Piece of cake the faking,
Not so easy shaking
The joys of resignation’s clammy grip.
Scribbling to evade her,
Once I would have paid her
Danegled—now she gains with every slip.

Danegeld: A sum on money paid or demanded in order to ensure safety against a more powerful enemy— Shorter Oxford English Dictionary (Historically from the Viking invasions and settlement of Britain.)