Issue 167, Fall 2003
Ashland, MA —Funeral Home Head Finds Live Body
Her body, first found dead, teeming with pills,
was quite alive actually.
Left to itself, it made gurgling commands
from the body bag, a confession from the dumb
downed lair perverting the air, the bed inside
that mortician's ear.
It fogged the zipper.
With vital motions, technicians got cracking
on the emergency angle.
Big mistake, says expert Dr. Hamlet.
Understand, behold: cold blue stiff people
can be resuscitated.