Give my regards to Jerry



The monthly 50% off sale our our local Goodwill is a huge magnet for bargain hunters. It’s amazing the slice of life you can meet as you fight through the crowded aisles.


Give my regards to Jerry

I met the Grim Reaper at the
Goodwill on Main the other day.
He was going through the used CDs,
looking for stuff by the Grateful Dead.

It was all a bit awkward, the two of us
just standing next to each other in the
chaos of a fifty-percent-off sale. People
kept having to step over his sickle.

Eventually I said: “The Dead, man,
they’re pretty amazing. Ever see them live?”
He looked down at me with those hollow eyes
and whispered: “Oh yes! Many times.”



About Andrew Kreider

I'm a poet and musician,transplanted from London, England to beautiful northern Indiana. By day I am a stay-at-home dad with our three kids while my amazingly talented spouse conquers medical school one long shift at a time. At night, I'm a performer and trouble-maker. I love my life.

18 responses »

  1. Delightful – great plays on words!

  2. ha. of course he has…smiles…

  3. Andrew, your wit is flowing in and out of this whole poem! Love the “Dead” and love this–thank you for the grins πŸ™‚ “have you seen the Dead?” Made me laugh out loud πŸ™‚

  4. Clever word play! πŸ™‚

  5. Briliantly done, Andrew. Just the kind of clever wordplay I really enjoy… smiles

  6. smiles – well played, sir ~ M

  7. Love the double-meanings and word plays in this one. Very original.

  8. “Have you ever seen them live?” I laughed my ass off, Andrew. I can just see the Grim Reaper and the pp stepping over that pesky scythe… have you ever seen the show “Dead Like Me”? You’d get a kick out of the opening credits, not to mention the concept. Amy

  9. Ode to Jerry! Lovely!

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