Bones are Forever

by Katie Randall

Midnight: strange meeting, teachers dead.
The juror, the secret keeper sworn to silence
Iron council “tell me no lies”.

Scared to death- a wanted man, what I was
the wrong man; a suitable boy.

Chasing faces before I die,
Looking for JJ the love of my life
the fool’s girl, stargirl.

No time for goodbyes,
farewell my lovely.

The trial, the first counsel, conversations,
the book of evidence, goosebumps. The psychopath test,
fear and trembling. The conviction, the awakening.

Things fall apart, a million little pieces.
Letters from the inside, the sound and the fury,
the public burning: the end of the story.