Like an army of emmets
with the trenchant mandibles
who sniffing at tangy baits
crop up in tow at tables of dinners
beating up once and all the quarters of quarries
petrified plunged into posthumous pits,
my pop-up pallbearer friends sort of way
smelling the roses whilst weather is fair
on a call-out congregate over my marmoreal coffin
gaily on al-Adha night smack-dab when
cannibal cafes coincidently cornered
and butchers on furlough ensheathing their cleavers
betaking themselves for pilgrimage to Mecca,
to see me rigor mortis camphorated off to God’s acre.
Husain Abdulhay has poems published in Alban Lake Publishing, Avocet, Cacti Fur, Eskimo Pie, Fib Review, Jellyfish Whispers, Madness Muse Press, Muse Pie Press, Quail Bell Magazine, Scarlet Leaf Review, Soul-Lit, Sweety Cat Press, Synchchaos, Trouvaille Review, and Ygdrasil. His haiku appears in Failed Haiku, Haikuniverse, Pkankmaton, and Wales Haiku Journal, likewise.