Grim reaper

Stuff of executioner, what
makes her tick?

Steady hand, piercing gaze --
iced lemonade in veins?

Does she dream of home,
children, relaxing run,

garden beans, morning sun?
Begin to cry

as she beheads
serial killer, former lover,

enemy of state? Or,
toss hood aside, text fate,

drive hybrid, naked,
past graveyards at night, late?



Timothy Pilgrim