Am I less than a corn husk doll?
for a corn husk doll may be wept over,
and the dog who destroyed it, shunned
for an afternoon.
Even an apple
can be remembered fondly
for at least as long as its sweetness stays wet
on someone's fingertips.
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Death's handlers issue statements and offer "spin".
Deathcorp is the leader in agri-business,
harvesting every growing thing flat,
in mere seconds,
remotely, by mechanized drone.
One's life no longer bleeds away--
it is suppressed by superPACs.
It is legislated away by party agenda,
or simply denied by one's HMO, after program-generated cost benefit analysis.
we are the corn husk dolls,
hoarding real apples.
Get the word out,
if you can get a word in.
Ya gotta tell 'em...
this blue screen is people.
for Izy's Out Of Standard challenge at Real Toads