Notice from the Sweet Chariot Funeral Parlor
Due to predicted overcrowding in or
cemeteries, a new service is available
which will see to packing and storing
one’s remains in a space capsule for
eventual launching into Earth’s orbit.
Dear Friend: we
are operating at capacity
supply a green and grassy spot
for your tomb,
as there is no more room.
Instead, you are invited to
to our space-age morticians, who seal
in stainless steel
(thanks to post-Newtonian science)
(and all your shiny loved ones, too)
via chartered rocketship, to spend
very near where Heaven used to be.
Marilyn L. Taylor
Troika I, Thorntree Press, ©
by permission of the author.