The dead obey no thirst

Beverages seem

to hold little sway

over the Undead.


Clearly, when you’re dead,

a parched throat is of the past.

A fancy —

A fleeting memory of

having once pursed your lips …


Therefore, could it be

that your first realization 

after turning into

you-know —

would be to reach for your throat & think,

Man,  I ain’t even Thirsty, tho