A Saturday Morning Incident

The rollie-pollie
whose name is Justin Beaver
has had an unfortunate accident.

Visitors to the front porch are quite upset
about the state of his legs
many of which are bent the wrong way.

Even more alarming is the state of his belly
with its now exposed gut
hanging limply through the awkward legs
a sad flag of surrender.

We hope you lived a long life, Justin Beaver,
and that your last moments were without pain.
We accept your surrender
And offer you to the birds
An early sacrifice
on this not-quite-spring morning 

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