I tend to make demands on WHEN —

WHEN to start the day —

WHEN –  to have breakfast —

WHEN to go here or there.


In the Rehab Center

I  am well known for my demands.

I want to know WHEN I can leave.


I drive people crazy

with my WHENESS.


I  am very impatient.


And I’ll likely be unchanged

though I must accept

that I don’t know WHEN

the Grim Reaper will attend me.


Recently I thought He had

BUT He hadn’t —

and He laughed

when I asked him:


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