How fast you pale,
Merely fortyeight hours and
Teeny tiny microorganisms devour your intestinal wall
Juices leaking into what (nolongerhuman) is now called a cavity,
Digestive hoodlums running wild through your body causing
Cells to rupture, especially booming are cells rich in
Enzymes like the liver, or high in water content, like the brain.
Manage to explode from the inside out.
Rigor mortis seizes your muscles and joints.
Moving you will be difficult,
With the pools of settled blood,
Heavy and intense red cells
Weighted down by gravity.
The upper body pale, ghostlike from its loss
while the lower darkens, swollen with blood.
Interior musculature dissolves separating you from your
Skin, now just a loose fitting seran wrap.
Ammonia blows you up like a balloon.
Viscous putrid excretions echo in the chamber, On the
Final gurney ride to the crematorium
You won’t see the ceiling or the sky.
You won’t feel the fire.