O Henry.

What would he say of the nude abductions?

His mobile American desert home
a Masada as

he play-acted Roman.

How to begin to interpolate the attacks?

The crypt in blank face
on his own

of black monitor.

Which one could be implicated as cursed?

Self-immolating ethnic relic
in the know of

irredeemable regret.

If they might see another twenty-four?

1/2 tablet and catarrhal surge
intimates grace lies

come the embittering fall.