the responsible thing to do

the trouble with a mannequin lying in an
unmade bed holding a letter opener is that
mannequins need help getting into the bed
without turning the sheets into junk mail

see the near peach colored body folded in
like a human lawn chair waiting on anyone
paranoid enough to wonder about why the
knife looks much worse held upside down

no the phone will not ring any time soon
blue uniforms do not care to ask questions
cars will drive on by the people who did not
even stop to rearrange their ratty bathrobes

real problems will start when someone rationalizes
that there is no real good reason for a mannequin to
be flopped in a bed as the knife drops unheard into
a hip pocket because of the footstep noises repeating


KJ likes to make poems a lot.