Mark I. Kirkmeyer

TOO MUCH

I’ve seen too much
I’ve heard too much
I’ve smelled too much
I’ve felt too much

I’ve done too many things
You don’t want to do
I’ve done too many things
You didn’t want to dirty your hands with

They executed him today
He did what I did
What is the difference?
He lost and I didn’t

All the reasons for executing him
Can be applied to me
He killed children, so did I
He did it to protect the Constitution, so did I

Maybe I should be next
Insert the IV and push the three drugs
Put me out of society’s misery
I am just a burden why keep me around

You don’t want to believe
There is anything wrong
No documentation
Not your responsibility

Where are the medical records
The activation physical, deactivation physical
the sick call forms from Dubai
All missing, No documentation

Insert the IV and push the three drugs
Put me out of society’s misery
I don’t want to be a burden
Let me go home.

Author’s Note: Thoughts of Justice after the execution of Timothy McVeigh