Plural twirls of polished grain
on casket top, luxurious padded
white lace carcass box, withered
skin and cartilage on drying bones
organs emptied, some sold
then dampness of time, cold splits
curls the pretentious veneer, insects
burrow, as an end in dust nears.
c) Jan G. Otterstrom F.
December 19, 2013