A Royal Corpse in Transit

i heard a siren
and thought of an ambulance
but when i looked up
i saw a hearse
with a royal corpse in transit

two boys emerged from the bush
and stood on the road
amazed by the siren
then a gun cocked
two small bodies fell on the road
and the hearse ran over them
for threatening the security
of a royal corpse in transit

far down the road
an old man stood smoking
the hearse suddenly halted
cuffs clicked
and clubs fell on his head
for threatening the health
of a royal corpse in transit


————Stephen M. Mutuku————

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