An Honourable Exit                                            

            They said it was an act of spite –

            The pretty ex-piranhas
            And the kids who benefited 
            From his loot and now
            Would have an even greater slice
            To share – 

            Or hate

            But at the funeral 
            When they had drenched
            My lips with crocodile tears
            I thought that it was right
            For him to sacrifice a living death
            And save his skin
            By taking what was left 

            Before too late


            Emanuel E. García, A Deeper Symmetry2014