The VGP Literate No. 18

Eat, Run, Stay Fit And Die Anyway

death is
the after-party
and I am wearing
my Sunday finest
because when they dig
me up they will see
a formed, firm, finessed
fossil ready to lay down
for my right to remain


Thomas Fucaloro is the author of two books of poetry published by Three Rooms Press, most recently It Starts from the Belly and Blooms, which received rave reviews. The winner of a performance grant from the Staten Island Council of the Arts and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.

The title of this poem comes from the “George Carlin Book Club Series.”