Ji Ji sighs, “I should have done it.”
Ba Ba says, “ You coward. You’d never do it.”
Ji Ji growls, “I’m no coward. My ancestors were samurai!”
The 5:15 roars towards them. Ji Ji screams,
“Banzai!” and lives exactly 1.2 seconds longer.
Ba Ba keeps a still face only smiling briefly
when the first pension check arrives in the mail.
*Ji Ji and Ba Ba are either childish or disrespectful ways to say old man and old woman in Japanese