Thursday, April 15, 2010

St. Basilissa and Anastasia

cradle the bodies as if they were

your first born. pink & yearning.

pretend they are flushed roses,

dogwoods in bloom, dark tulips

blooming under the window.

does anyone really know how

to carry the dead? to throw the first

heap of dirt over their hands & cheeks

eyes so softly closed? is there a

better way to lower a body into

the earth? we are trembling.

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