Playing the Indian Card

Monday, February 15, 2016

The Conspiracy Claims Another Victim

My grandpa died soon after JFK.
At ten, I did not cry.
I feared the conspiracy might extend so far
That it included me.

A foreign object entered his body from the back, like a tumor
Leaving a ragged, mole-shaped entrance wound;

Following an improbable trajectory
Lodged finally in his liver
Killing him.

He was a good man.
It is not okay.
It has not been okay since.
Some day we will find who was responsible.
And they will be punished.

-- Stephen K. Roney

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