Six Feet

Author | Linda Imbler

Even the larger than life
get no more than six feet down

at the end.

There’s no volcanic snoring
from the sleepers here reposed.
No fanatic cackling from those
who once lived within
now powdery sanatoriums.
Jawbones no longer festive
or with coy wag,
no gummy promiscuity
among once social butterflies.

There’s no loathsome musings,
nor clandestine plots against
those who stand above in trodden woe.

There’s just common rebellion against being disturbed.
They wish only to remain unperturbed,
memories obliterated,
no troublesome stockpile
of who had what or who was most superb.

About the Author | Linda Imbler is the author of the published poetry collection “Big Questions, Little Sleep.” Her work has appeared in numerous journals. Linda’s creative process and a current, complete listing of sites which have or will publish her work can be found at This writer, yoga practitioner, and classical guitar player lives in Wichita, Kansas.

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