Should Have Listened

With trepidation
stand at the door
deep breath
time to go in
time to pretend
grieving sorrow.
Lead forward
Detective
Coroner
the smell
gagging
it coats the throat
fingers dig
twist the ring around.
Words of warning.
Decomposition.
Animals.
Take a breath…..
hold it…..
hold it…..
let go
nod head
ready to look
ready to see.
Did everything right.
Waited
little longer then necessary
before reporting
contacting the police…..
he had left before
Now this.
Sheet drawn back
glance down
Yes it is. 
Do you know what happened?
No real answers.
Not yet 
but soon
thank you for coming down
to identify him.
So sorry for your loss.
Sit in the car
hair falling in face
shoulders quivering
looks like I am crying
when in reality
I am laughing.
I warned him.
I told him…..
were he to do it again
there would be no third time
for I would kill him.
©Jan. 25/20
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