even a dead robert

could stand in stone country election

by the grace of his living grace

you say – robert is a robot

finally – his linen exposed to inspection

in an ungracious act of grace

too late playing gabriel

giving prophesy of a wheel-chaired gabriel

a robot – holding on to power

on life-support power

you say – the living-dead must rest

and leave power to you – the younger rest

we say – time to let all dead-related rest

and give our corpse nation rest.

fkregie 2017.