A.j. Binash

Rookie - 44 Points (04-20-1988 / Dodgeville WI)

They Put Gum On His Grave


There is chewing gum
Inside the chalk outline
It was brought there
From a police officer’s shoe

Chewing gum
Where someone died
Trash
Where someone took
Their final breath

From a weeping wound
Came a puddle of blood
That outlined the body

When the paramedics
Came
A death rattle erupted from his throat
A final belch to say goodbye

Above in the upper floor apartments
Children watched the death of their innocence
As the neighbor was carried away
Stiff as a wax figure

Inside
A concrete photograph
There is chewing gum
On a person’s last smile

Submitted: Monday, June 03, 2013
Edited: Friday, August 02, 2013
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