The Tie That Binds

 

She wears

       ecstatically

           a long

              thick

                 yellow

                     necktie

                         loosely adorning

                            her cleavage

                              revealing

                                  black blouse

       Purchased

              at the seconh-hand store

              or rather

                         "Pre-owned Garment"

                                  establishment

        Not knowing

               He

                    in 1973

                        ended

                            his activist

                                 life

                                 dangling

                                 garroted

                                      by it

                                            from a rusting

                                               tenement basement

                                                  sewer pipe