Debbie Meachem and His Proud Nobodies

Debbie Meachem
            experienced heart failure at
            the age of eighty-one and two-quarters

The house
            is eerily quiet
            it creaks and groans in the night

            saw Debbie Meachem grimace
            when he went to jail

Debbie Meachem
            has a toothless grin
            and countless wrinkles

He loves
            salt and vinegar chips
            and french onion dip

He drinks
            earl grey with cream
            and sometimes listerine when gurgling (by mistake)

The house
            is still and quiet
            the sun doesn't shine at night

Debbie Meachem
            would fly if he could fly
            the invisible birds took him away

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