Queen's Quarterly

Queen's Quarterly
Queen's Quarterly

Where I Want to Die

Richard Luftig

Canada. Saskatchewan.
Moose Jaw if you really have to know.
In a diner where I’ve just been served
eggs and bacon and biscuits
smothered in so much sausage gravy
that the waitress makes me sign
a medical waiver, the same waitress
who takes my money at the register
and gives me change, in loonies and toonies
just to make sure I leave her a good tip.

* poem, in its entirety, is available in the printed version of the current issue


Bio:

Richard Luftig is a professor emeritus of educational psychology and special education at Miami University in Ohio who now resides in California. His poems have appeared in numerous literary journals in Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia, and his poetry collection A Grammar for Snow has been published by Unsolicited Press.