A hunting gent lies broken-boned,
unhorsed beside the bramble hedgerow.
Smiley fox appears at last
to whisper 'tally-ho'!
A hiker with binoculars is
mesmerized by bird call echoes.
Unaware, she meets a bear.
A bird sings 'Cheerio'!
A limey falls from rimy rig.
A passing mermaid hums calypso.
Partnering his drowning jig,
she murmurs 'Yo ho ho'.
An artery drains, a thief lies dying
stabbed by shards from the jeweler's window.
Lo, a copper chances by,
'hello, ‘ello, ‘ello'
A seedy movie flickers on.
Angina stills a patron's airflow.
Porn star watching from the screen
is sighing, 'Oh, Oh, Oh'.
I am Death, as fox, bird, mermaid,
copper, porn star - no proviso.
Masked however each prefers
to say 'It's time to go'!
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