Bad things most often come in threes, they say
but who counted the deaths, the losses up
to set that number? A tribute to fate
or the fates, perhaps; but what of the one
whose wife, kids, cat, and dog move out of state?
does that count as one or four? Either sum
is brutal and accumulates losing–
a tally of tears too fresh for counting.
Dark, tongue-in-cheek Ottavia for 4/8, and the eighth day of NaPoWriMo.