Postmortem Examination on the Body of Clifford Baxter
The body received in
blue workout pants,
Those unlucky clothes that might have
But they contain a body,
The head is deformed due to the bullet into
O to be born a bullet, mute for
One quick explosive motion
to make things beyond recognition.
An abrasion on the left hand and base of second digit.
they are pointless,
permanent in disgrace, no longer able to insist,
to buttress a kiss.
Small shards of glass on a shirt,
The ring missing.
The body received without the hands
Earlier a starling sat on a fence,