Here Lies Jack by Elizabeth Kate Switaj

Here Lies Jack
Family Man, Community Leader, and Honest Businessman
with two families

Here Lies Jack
Beloved Husband and Father
of two wives, which I guess makes him a tax cheat too

Here Lies Jack
Look, I don’t know who you are or what your problem is, but please stop defacing my husband’s tombstone with your lies.
Don’t believe me? I can prove it. Meet me here tomorrow at dusk. My son has his eyes.

Here Lies Jack
without a tombstone:
his wives spent the money
on each other
at Ann Summers.


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8 responses to “Here Lies Jack by Elizabeth Kate Switaj

  1. Randal Houle

    Too true… “here lies Jack.” Great use of the theme.

  2. So clever (the strike-outs) and so funny. I really enjoyed this. The Ann Summers reference was a nice kicker.

  3. I had to look up ‘Ann Summers’ but a creative approach to the theme!

  4. HA! Good for them! And good story, poetic and original form, really enjoyed this

  5. I just love the idea of the defaced tombstone and the truth coming out over his grave!

  6. Ann Summers is the BEST revenge! Most excellent! Peace…

  7. Oh yes, highly original. Death brings out the best and worst in people … and what I particularly loathe is the sanitising of people once they die. Ha ha ha … liked this a lot, especially the crossings-out.

  8. Pingback: Week #24 – Tombstones « 52|250 A Year of Flash

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