The final indignity

The final indignity


The rabbit lay there

On the leafy track

In the woods

By the lake

Its eyes pecked out


Very dead

And on the poor beast

Lay a freshly laid shit

From a dog

No doubt

Almost perfectly smooth

A veritable cornetto                                                                                                            

And I thought to myself

This is the final indignity

To a life cut short

But in its own way

A perfect metaphor

Death imitating art


Nicholas O’Farrell 2021

◄ This man Johnny

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Thu 9th Dec 2021 12:44

Thanks for the pun ( + explanation? ) This poem was a true event from a few years ago when I was walking my Labrador (Jake) - I was struck by the lack of dignity given to the poor bunny, but it was also, in a strange way, quite artistic?

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kJ Walker

Wed 8th Dec 2021 18:06

It would have given the poor bunny a more fitting end of it had been buried.
But I suppose that in a way it was properly interred*. (* In turd)

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