Buried Alive By Fern G. Z. Carr

Shovelfuls of earth

thump, thump, thump

onto a coffin;

inside, frantic gasps

for the vestiges

of oxygen


by your




So speak, shriek

scream, yell,

you will still be trapped

in a living hell


a l o n e


with only your bones

to bear witness.


Fern G. Z. Carr is a former lawyer, teacher and past President of both the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and Project Literacy Kelowna Society.

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