Final Escape
Raymond Federman

How will it happen
the final exitus
will it be violent
will it hurt
or will it be quiet
full of silence

Will the sordid images
that have haunted us
be suddenly erased
or will they be replayed
endlessly replayed
in virtual reality

Will we fall
or will we rise
or simply pass through
as one goes through
an open door
to enter a room

Perhaps it will be
an escape
another escape
from the little box
where it all started
among empty skins

But this time it will be
the final escape
from the great cunt
of existence
and this time
without any gurgling

Will the stolen sugar be
as sweet as the first time
and what of the moon
tiptoeing on the roof
will she smile upon us
or remain indifferent

Will there be words
left to describe what
is taking place
words and silences
or will there be only
cries and whispers