#2,488 Beheadings

A headless stone figure
should be a metaphor –
& stairways to climb as
another [every history
chipped by sculpting &
seen after ascensions] –
her grim decapitation –
I would have raised my
voice – complained – at
least attempted to halt
that abuser – if I were a
witness [instead I am a
useless historian] – see
extra frost-worn cracks
at her snapped neck – I
find no head or crown –
instead we will inspect
other disconnections &
other auld beheadings
on our slow walk [& we
loop back by footpaths
to our encounter place]