Birth guarantees the cost of living unto an infant, maturity a market value made for the executioner’s price. Tax dollars absolve the bill for a beheading. Again. An executioner’s wage! Which appointed authority inked a receipt for death? How were the expenses calculated?


Art contributes to executions, but lacks the finesse afflicting capital punishment. 

Thus, masterpieces happen as frequently as the pendulum swings.


A profile greets their pillow, settled atop cool linen. 

Pupils invoke R.E.M. positions, blind to reality inside the Dream. 

Neck is crooked and only straight inside the guillotine.


Trigger finger light switch.




Eyes lowered, blade drops.


Another payment made to the executioner’s retirement fund.

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