Senior Citizen Discount

by Dean Blehert

What do they charge us for a movie
when we’re dead? I’ll bet there are
a lot of good deals for Morbid (or Graduated)
Citizens. Probably the dead hang around,
delaying getting new bodies to live in
just so they can sneak into movies free.
They cheer when someone on screen
gets killed – but it’s all in fun:
They know the poor bugger is still stuck
in that body – just an actor.
They cheer very softly. It sounds like
stale popcorn shifting in the bag
or the crackle of an old sound track.
They like to hover over fresh buttered
large popcorns, basking in the oily
salty emanations. Careful, you might
inhale someone.