A List Of Things We Buried In The Garden

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A List Of Things We Buried In The Garden

 

- A photograph of better times.

 

- An empty bottle of scotch.

 

- A well thumbed copy of ‘True Crimes’.

 

- A useless, broken watch.

 

- Seven bottles of little white pills.

 

- A pair of latex gloves.

 

- A folder with a thousand bills.

 

- A bunch of dead foxgloves.

 

- The broken vase they occupied.

 

- The sandwich that she ate

just minutes before she died.

 

- The crumb scattered plate.

 

- A hundred letters we’d exchanged

where she kept saying ‘no’.

 

- The desperate pleas, maybe deranged,

that had another go

to get the money that we needed

to get out of the mess -

all of them going unheeded.

 

- Her blood spattered dress.

 

- The cloth we used to wipe the place upon the window sill

where she hit her head.

Some might say all this was overkill

to make sure she was dead.

 

- A knife with red encrusted blade.

 

-The final statements from her banks.

 

- A bottle of bleach (industrial grade).

 

- a hastily scribbled note of thanks.

 

- A video tape of the whole session

clearly showing me and my brother

reading out this true confession.

 

- Mother.

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Laura Taylor

Wed 10th Apr 2019 13:14

I really loved the build up of this, and in a weird way it reminded me of Nick Cave lyrics.

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Don Matthews

Tue 9th Apr 2019 15:07

I'm sure there's something here and I'd like to say something but I don't know what...

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