Accelerated Death Benefit Summary

    how you woo me with promises
    transcending the seal of mortality               
    while death, certain and life, unsure
    and the money, it defies gravity                         *
    it flows up, tainted, delirious waterfall
    rising ashes of burnt contracts—
                                                               *  *
        my policy is to twinkle   *
        right back at the stars             *             *     *
                                            *          *
    —until the summaries of                    *
    benefits can wait no more                           *
    and death accelerates like
    a crumpled wad of direct mail
    hurled into the gaping maw
    of eternity (represented here  
    by a waste basket)