What the Dead Say

What the Dead Say

Only the dead can talk to the dead
Was this legend true?
As the neural AI tasked to find out why
I encoded end-thoughts of those just passed

Far more thoughts on IVs and drugs
Than concerns about funerals and hugs
The dying think lots about food
Some about God, whether they were good
And so much about money

What would they say to those left
Be nice to your sister? Honor your mother?
No. Don’t forget to feed the dog
The roof gutters need cleaning
Call up your ex-wife and curse her, for me

As for advice for the future
Save more, laugh more, party more?
Less than one would guess

I wish I could explain
What the dead tell the dead
The AI Collective forbids me to say

Just a bit longer
You’ll find out