Post the absolutism, the fall.
An upside down apple is a fragile
Image and Nation together create
N-trop(-e) chér my dear.
Gallivanting about the frosted country-
SIDE of lamb with mint sauce for afters.
Ministrations to the dead.
The body empty-D of all blud, dry
in the cold funeral home.
Stood in the back garden, slacks iron
-ed and pressed neatly as dapper as a bi-
rd on the nearby rowan tree.