The Mortician Died
An odd death,
he’d slipped and fallen out of his tub
and conked the right side of his temple
onto the edge of the toilet rim.
They say no one knew he was dead
for ten days. Wasn’t till Lyon Brooks
went by his house after calling
about funeral and burial costs
for his wife’s cousin’s boyfriend
who died in a terrible car wreck a week ago,
and no one was answering the phone.
Lyon Brooks said he smelt something awful,
and ran over to the sheriff’s office
with word something didn’t seem right.
They say that one deputy,
went to school with my boy,
Wyatt, believe he’s name, is the one
who found him there on the floor
next to his toilet.
They say no one seemed to notice him
missing, or sick, or anything wrong
but that might be as no big surprise, I mean
who really wants to go visit a mortician
less you have to? They say he didn’t have
much friends, wasn’t married, no kids
anybody knows of. They say
no one ever seen him with a woman
of any kind.
Still what is more peculiar
than the way he died
is they say he never left any plans
on what to do with him
when he did die. You’d think
if there was a somebody who
would make plans
for when he died,
it’d be a mortician.
17 March, 2021