D says (with Tony Curtis dead),
They die off one-by-one, in threes, as we grow old.
We've talked on this before, noting that our parents
Said the same to us, and they're now gone.
What happens when D does go, or I disappear in the dust?
Survivors will tell on until the last pair of ears go deaf
And the young ones fly to their mating and their wars.
Eventually, none of what was known is known at all.
This is why we joke.