on this pleasant, rainless, early May.
neighbors, women and men out on the yard
I watch as my lover falls with a thud.
Head - splattered melon on the ground.
Walkway - drenched in slimy
viscous liquid. her blood.
My lover falls with the sky
I watch painfully in silence; others look on.
Day slowly deepens, dogs approach as they bark.
Shadows and this death come from all sides
to haunt us. So she is finally silent.
i walk slowly towards the house with
my prayers. away from all right.