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Frank James Ryan Jr...FjR

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Playing God in Wyoming...


Th' body had been hanging for some days, i'd say, at least,
fr'm an oak branch thick n' sharded at its furthest stretch;
and th' mundungus scent of Death...could be ne'er denied,
in air, within a hundred yards of this Souls discolor'd flesh.

The temperature in August, o'er Wyoming's grazing field's
are paled in swelter to th' humid drip, attracting large flies;
stands to reason why none would approach such repulsion;
tho' it also lent much thought as to....th' mindset of a Town.

Murder, cried a whore, still collecting from th' night before.
Suicide! 'Tis a long time coming, a lonely bitter man he was,
said another bitter man....who saw th' dead man in himself,
and...th' people took turns playing God in Osage, Wyoming.

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Frank James Ryan Jr. /

Submitted: Sunday, June 22, 2014

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

Modified to accommodate poetic format,
the below work is an excerpt from my
2011 short story Horror-Fiction titled,
'Concerning The Witchwoods of Wyoming'
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