Who’s who of the Dead

I see that I made it into the
Who’s who of the Dead

and there’s a picture of me,
wide-eyed, looking stern, as if

I have a serious beef with life,
on page 727 of the fifth volume.

I’m the first in my family, and
I didn’t get in because I knew

somebody. I jumped the fence
and ran like hell from one yard

to another, and the doctors
could never catch me.

/John Kay