his words just hung there
as uncomfortable a thing
as it was unavoidable
like a pernicious turd
pinched off too soon

and then
as luck would have it
this shit was not done
not by a long shot

this unfinished business
he seemed to need to release
on us all
felt as if
it might never end

it had that texture
a leathery slime
to touch it
one would have to be daft

dumb as a box

a box of
of unfinished business