Being Rudy

by Aleza Freeman

Break out your
tacky ’80s sweaters.

Bill Cosby has not joined
the Junkyard Gang in the sky.

He didn’t melt away like
a delicious Jell-O Pudding Pop.

He’s alive and well.
Still, it must be a shock

to learn about your own death
from a Twitter trending topic.

A bit like being Rudy Huxtable,
when little Olivia hit the scene.