Fell asleep, reportedly,
In a New York crematory,
A worker, exhausted, on a ‘bed’ –
Meant to carry the dead.

Reduce the increasing line,
Quickly shifts, fellow worker,
The ‘dead’ into chamber,
For victims of Covid -19.

Switches are put on,
Screams the ‘dead’,
Woken from slumber, deep.
Within seconds, just fifteen,
Reduced to ashes, shining red;
The worker put to eternal sleep ?

( Dedicated to the memory of ‘48 year old Michael Jones’ – the ghost ? )

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