April 21st: Mark Twain died this day.
In memory of one responsible
For some of the best quotes ever uttered.
About the afterlife Mark Twain said, “I
Am silent on the subject because of
Necessity. I have friends in both places.”
I guess we all do, Mr. Twain. Perhaps
That knowledge fuels our fears and haunts our dreams.
Perhaps our silence comes because we’re helpless
In the face of greater truths. Perhaps we’re just
Afraid we’ll see the wrong friends when we go!
But maybe we’ve been silent much too long;
No one “splits the difference,” even one
As famous as yourself. Personally,
I think I’d rather choose the better place.