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Cannibal Morticians--A Halloween Poem

Nobody looks closely At corpses in a funeral. You usually just see Their faces and hands. Who checks the bodies? Of course it’s assumed The bodies are all there. They are rarely exhumed? During the embalmings, How much gets consumed? Some parts are for science, Or given as replacement organs. Maybe out of defiance To laws and mores, parts are Eaten by one without conscience. If I were to voice my suspicions, I’d ask who handles corpses, Using which institutions? Mortuary workers look well-fed… Are they cannibal morticians? 10 Sep 2015

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