Dance of Death

Published in Acumen 77

It was an unfortunate incident,
evidence of poor practice,
we might call it a senseless act.
Despite everyone’s best efforts
he could not be brought back.
He will always be in our hearts,
the light of our lives,
his cheeky smile,
we hope they’ll find some crumbs of comfort,
he will be greatly missed,
loved by everyone who knew him,
safety is our priority,
our thoughts and prayers
are with the family
at this sad time.