George Held

A Rabbi

Bending over his instruments
like attending to the Torah
the yarmulke-clad anesthesiologist
says he prefers his propofol
with fentanyl, which is easier
to control the dosage of,
and he quips that undiluted
propofol offed MJ, “with the aid
of his physician,” I add,
and the doctor shuts me
up by sending me instantly
Into the realm
of Zero at the Bone.

George Held believes in living long and still having a good-looking corpse.