RDP Thursday: CALUDRON
Gone from Edin Ellis’ workshop
were her copper trowel and fork
her hand held pruners with her name etched in it’s beak
and a jar of rat poison with POISON written in her neat hand
on a label with ladybugs standing guard in each corner.
Her hat is gone, her gloves are gone
her favorite pair of work shoes are still under her desk
her window and doors are shut but they are not locked
and I saw right away that there was a note taped to her desk
with three names and addresses typed in large block letters with X’s next to each one.
It could be nothing, it could be perfectly innocent
Edin Ellis is out gardening today
and I shouldn’t be worried about the missing rat poison and the list of names
taped to her desk
Edin Ellis is simply gardening today- in the dead of winter in the middle of the night
with rat poison.