Thursday, October 06, 2005

92. The Corpse On Union Street

by Anonymous


The corpse on Union Street
Has lain there long enough to petrify
Knees under tarp & naked feet

National Guard on the looter beat
Cross themselves when they go by
The corpse on Union Street

One took a picture: there is no delete
No do-over, for this poor guy -
Knees under tarp & naked feet

Four days left just like the meat
Stinking up the market nearby
The corpse on Union Street

Is the flag of its, his own defeat:
A gun, not the storm, made him lie
Knees under tarp & naked feet.

Leave him under that blue pastic sheet
Let the living leave the dead to die:
The corpse on Union Steet
Knees under tarp & naked feet

Hellicane category: SURVIVORS' Tales

1 comment:

Wyland said...

Sad and graphic, but a story that needs to be told and never forgotten.