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Dogs 2017

MORE COMFORTABLE MURDER
(7/28/17)

they were
prime time
entertainment

shows
of which
our parents
approved

killings
were implied
rather than choreographed
down to the last
gory detail

a quick glace
at a bloodless body
was all the confirmation
needed

everyone
was polite

there was not
much desperation
in the dealings

the case
would proceed
in an orderly
fashion
with only
minor
commercial
interruption

at the end
of the hour
justice
would be dispensed

the guilty parties
were simply
led away

no jailhouse
hangings

no prison
rapes

were
reported

just
a sober summation
by the protagonists

perhaps
in a well lit
office

with possibly
a bit
of comic relief

we all smiled
at the end

as if no one
had died
at all