SHUT UP, UNCLE BILLY

Shut up, Uncle Billy,
we haven’t got time
for that now
when she tried to still the sound
of that phrase always in her ears
from the Captain Midnight radio program…

Shut up, Uncle Billy,
we haven’t got time
for that now
when she lifted her head
to answer the priest about
his decision not to grant her the…

Shut up, Uncle Billy,
we haven’t got time
for that now
when she tried to explain
why her account balance was zero,
that her husband never worked…

Shut up, Uncle Billy,
we haven’t got time
for that now
when she answered the jury
pleading her case that her husband
blackened her eyes every…

Shut up, Uncle Billy,
we haven’t got time
for that now
when she hollered for the priest
to come, give her last rites
before the gurney ride…

Shut up, Uncle Billy,
we haven’t got time
for that now
when she realized knew that nobody cared,
the crowd just ogled and leered
from outside the window glass…

© Sharon Warden March 2010

Author’s Website: http://smarwar.weebly.com

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