EXPECTED PUBLICATION

By the time
Nelson Mandela died,
his obituary was
written and waiting;
on web servers,
unpublished.
Nothing too new
to add
except today’s date.

It seems sad to live
so long
that
by the time you are
gone,
all that remains
unfinished
is one click
of a submit button
for your memoriam
to go
viral.

written on 12/06/2013 by: Matt Kane