delayed burial…

the dead man
did not speak
and
some in the crowd
questioned
whether or not
he was listening
but
people still came forth
some protesting
our state
of
continuous war
others complained
about
global warming
and
how their lives
had been changed
forever
more
than a handful
carried placards
and
screamed about abortion
and
women’s rights
those
concerned about
civil rights
for
people of color
residents
and
would-be-residents
appeared
only when the cameras
were flashing
and
their voices
we quickly muted
by
a series of rants
on
self-interest topics
in the end
the dead man
did not speak
nor
show any true emotion
which would be expected
from
a corpse
so when
the dead man
was rotated
and
returned
to
the senate
no one
was
really
surprised

 

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