Man in his body bag

Thirty one year old

Intravenous drug user

Lying in his body bag

Potential wasted

Nine year old boy abandoned

His heart just couldn't take it

Blew out,



into his heart sac

Heart attack.

Came back.

Heart attack.

Didn't come back.

Thirty one year old

Ex, intravenous drug user

Heart just couldn't take it

What it was cut with

Vegetated heart muscle

I went to certify him

There in his bag

Heart dead in its sorry sac

Potential lost,

Child abandoned.

Ex, thirty one year old.

His pupils wide,

wide and Staring upwards,

Lifted and fixed

Expressionless absence

Definitely certifiably dead

Potential never conjured

All abandoned