Mucking Out

by grimbeau



When I take the air and roam

the tombstones and monuments

the iron door clicks ajar –

the cycle is complete.

Only now the air is sound

is it safe to do the rounds.

When I check the last twitch,

the most challenging flitch,

the one at the top

of the heap grips the grill.

A zither plays loud mad brash.

I pull my sword and euthanize him.

Then & only then the loading can commence…

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