I am Mr Grave

peeping with my hidden eyes
at the shining government coffin
concealing the royal corpse
and my mouth wide open
i can't wait to swallow it

they have cemented my sides
and will cover me with slabs
thinking am rigid enough
to safeguard their royal corpse
but when i swallow the coffin
i will crack my walls
to let in ants and worms
from the red earth beneath my floor

though ants eat the coffin
and worms decompose the corpse
into small amounts of crude oil
the gold ring, the wrist watch
and the rigid skull
shall be mine forever
for i am a master
i am mr grave


————Stephen M. Mutuku————

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