Entry 20: Expire

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Expire

Expire

They are going to expire

Expire

Expire

They are going to expire

7 inmates on death row, the court vacates their stays

Asa says I have no choice

They will be killed within 11 days

The midozalam flows, from syringe through his vein

Jones gasps for air,

They say he’s not in any pain

Was Asa in the room when Jones was injected

Could he see through the mirror?

Did he feel disconnected?

Or did he turn out the lights and say a blessed little prayer

Perhaps he doesn’t know that

The truth speaks through our nightmares?

Expire

Expire

They are going to expire

Williams counts every minute, he is scheduled for Thursday

Will he ask for communion, or

Will he get a stay?

Genie decides to attend and witness Williams’ death

She lives 2 miles from prison

Will she watch and hold her breath?

When a loved one is lost, everything’s destroyed

But can killing another person

Ever fill that void?

Expire

Expire

They are going to expire

Expire

Expire

They are going to expire

7 lives, 11 days, the officers ask for reprieve

The load is too much, they say,

We’ll have no time to grieve

Why rush, why now, Governor, Citizens inquire.  

It’s the meds, he says, the meds

that are going to expire

The meds

The meds

Are going to expire

The meds

The meds

Are going to expire

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