Wednesday, 19 March 2014

'Just Like That'

Two boys kill their classmate,
drag his body into the woods,
plan to bury it.  Sidetracked, 
they emerge to cops standing 
over their car, shrug 
the truth as if they stole
soda from a corner store,
point the cops
to their murder sentence,
then casually lean back,
and wait.

Kristina England

Two teens charged with death of classmate

Kristina England resides in Worcester, Massachusetts.  Her writing is published or forthcoming at Gargoyle, New Verse News, The Quotable, and other magazines.