the officious landlord of railroad flats
estimated taxes on memories well before April 15
then feeds them into the arrogant shredder
to doublelock doors
a well established family firm
to annul waterfalls
hair in the middle
the best china like sterilized surgical instruments,
then invites the sonnet to a dinner party,
and hangs up its tailored coat—
seeing too late the
explosives strapped above its guest’s fibrillating art.
By Heather Dubrow
Copyright © 2015 by Heather Dubrow.