A THRILLING PROPOSITION
If you will-
Picture yourself, sitting on a cold
Stainless steel commode in a cage,
Head bowed, waiting to grieve.
When suddenly, a rat and a cockroach go by.
Scurrying along in their train come the warden,
The prison commissioner, the governor
And the attorney general.
Bereft, you continue the process of grieving
As these-break their contemptuous, yet
Fearful stride through the facility, pausing
To stare fascinated at this particular cage.
-be dignified, as you complete those personal
Rituals of grief.