Why The Body Can't Fly A Morality Play

by John Olson

Everyman: I don't want to drive a car anymore. I want to fly.
Body: You can't fly.
Everyman: Why not?
Knowledge: Because the body doesn't have wings.
Everyman: Who asked you?
Discretion: Be nice.
Everyman: I'll try.
Death: Hey, dude what's happening?
Everyman: I don't want to die.
Death: Don't worry. I'm on vacation. But you do know, sooner or later, it's going to happen. My advice is to party while you can.
Five-Wits: That's actually pretty good advice. Have you had any of this Merlot?
Everyman: I quit, remember? I'm in a twelve step program now.
Alcohol: Oh sweetie, that's too bad, we had some great times together.
Everyman: We sure did. I wish we could get back together some day. 
Sobriety: Careful. You're on a slippery slope.
Slippery Slope: Yes. Please get off.
Strength: I will help you.
Everyman: Thank you. You've always been a good friend.
Fellowship: We all get by with a little help from our friends.
Death: Lend me your ears and I'll sing you a song and I'll try not to sing out of key.
Ears: I hear you, man.
Mind: I've had enough of this. I'm leaving.
Everyman: Where are you going?
Mind: Anywhere. So long as it is out of this world.