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On the Anniversary of a Hanging | By Richard Henkle


T.W. The following poem contains themes related to suicide


We all told him not to do it, but he didn't listen.

You can't call it a lynching.

Even if it seemed haphazard,

And he just used what he could find in his garage.

Even if one man was the judge, jury, and executioner.

And the corpse.


Richard Henkle is a literature and composition teacher in Northern Virginia, where he lives with his wife and two children. He enjoys soccer, playing board games, cooking, and a good Hendrick's martini. His work appears or is forthcoming in Alternative Field, The Daily Drunk, Inkblot, Necro, and Raised Brow Press. You can find a sampling of his random thoughts on Twitter, @rsthehenkle.

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