"The Dead Beat"
by: Sean Powers
April 29, 2001
The man is a man with little pride.
He is a man about to die.
He comes into his dark, rat-infested apartment stinking of booze.
He has been drinking all night and will soon go to hell.
The man begins to wobble like a drunken buffoon,
But that will all be over very soon.
He hits the dirty ground,
And makes a small, lonely sound.
His face is full of blood
From his last broken bottle of beer.
His eyes begin to dry up,
And with a few seconds of life left, he makes one sound,
Nothing but a ghastly hiccup.
Now the man's heart has stopped beating.
In a few days he will be found and shoved into the ground.