The film showed a dead man

The film showed a dead man
Giving out money
Even as the maggots crawled in his eyes
He gave out money in exchange for wedding rings
And all the children playing on the lawn
Stopped and cheered

A door opened
Not on real death
It was a hole in the sun through which a curtain pole fell
And the curtains flew to it
And everyone cheered
Only they were birds
In trousers
Pulling the intestines out of someone’s body
That had a halo in his makeup bag
His hands were so hot
That they set on fire

Only it was not a man
It was a document
That had a wax seal
That an eye licked lasciviously
And the children
In the playground
Saw urns full of ashes
Appearing everywhere
And as they ran about
The urns were kicked over
And the grey ash of their families
Blew away in the wind

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