Phil Huffy: Conspiracy Theories

Evil bagels team with knives
and hands and palms and digits pay.
This deadly combination lurks
to torment unsuspecting prey.

Basement stairs and burned out lamps
await missteps and hear the cries,
as ankles yield and tendons twist
and bundled laundry falls or flies.

Snow colludes with winter tools
to anguish sedentary hearts
and widows sip their tea alone
as shadows creep and day departs.