Gambia: Death: A Millenial Meditation (excerpt)| Tijan M. Sallah

The capitalists of death

Never think they will die.

So is their perennial illusion, the Death Illusion.

I do not blame them for death is a coward.

For capitalists, mortality is for others; not for them.

Money will flow, and the body can be revamped;

Spare parts are many, the body will adjust.

Money will flow, and may be even buy immortality.

But, but… are they not mistaken?

 

 

Tijan M. Sallah is a Gambian poet, short story writer, biographer and economist at the World Bank.

 

 

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