death is cheap
and so are sheep.
bleeding and bleating
are the same when they seep
through the bandages tightly,
wrapped to keep
unsightly infections
burrowing deep.

why do you weep?
is it such a leap,
to see the bloodied
mess in a heap?
what can you find?
how can you reap
anything from the mind,
from the heart of a creep?

-m.p. 10/27/2016