Saul/Paul Died Dying

Jim said his real name was Jeff but he prefers Jim.

Family tradition  he explained.

His Uncle Saul  hairdresser too legally changed

his name to Paul  called his shop

Marc Anthony for another part of him,

the part you couldn’t see, said Jim. Saul/Paul died

actually dying a customer’s hair bright red he’d

recommended.  He was 88 and Jim

who only thinks of himself

as Jeff occasionally  only Aunt

Roz  still calls him Jeff Jim said that he

too would like to dye and die,

if he could.

Esther Cohen
Let me tell you why I'm here, and why I hope you'll join me. I am here to poem, to play with words, to tell stories when I can, and to ask you for yours. Words are what I love, how I see, and what I say. Words are how I know my life, and how I find my friends. I'm here to ask you to join me. Right here. To send me your stories, and your poems. And to read mine when you can.

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