Easter’s Errant Excuse

Elegy for the Easter Bunny
by Ryan Sagert

I’m sorry kids,
I killed the Easter Bunny
The other day as I was
Driving home from the store!

We won’t be getting eggs
Or chocolate ever again
Because daddy’s reckless driving
Killed the Easter Bunny
As he was getting ready
To visit our home!

No more pictures
With the Easter bunny!
No more baskets!

Just the eternal guilt of knowing
That daddy killed the Easter Bunny
When I promised mommy
I was just going to the store
To get toothpaste
And not to sleep
With a much younger woman!

After years of marriage
Killing the Easter bunny
Was the best excuse I have
For telling my darling children
We won’t be getting chocolate
On Easter morning…

… Because Daddy has to cheat
to feel good about himself!


Ryan Sagert is a poet from Lorain, Ohio who reads his works throughout North Eastern Ohio and beyond, including at Snoetry, Mac’s Backs, and Jim’s Coffeehouse, amongst others. Ryan studied poetry under Bruce Weigl at Lorain County Community College and has attended poetry workshops at Ashland University. His first book is the chapbook Doppelganger published by Loco Neal Press and his most recent publication credit includes 9 poems published in the 2015 365 day poem a day anthology published by Writing Knights Press. He can be reached at ryansagert@aol.com


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I am a dreamer, as well as a doer, who lives in the North Georgia mountains. I started my publishing journey August of 2013, have had moderate success, but my utmost passion is my "daytime" job, which is working with adults who are constantly striving to better their lives as they obtain the GED credential.

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