Mar. 8th, 2007

mellicious: pink manicure (Potterpuffs fawkes)

George cemetery
Originally uploaded by Mellicious.


This seems very apropos right now.


Unveiling

In the cemetery
a mile away
from where we used to live,
my aunts and mother
my father and uncles lie
in two long rows,
almost the way
they used to sit around
the long planked table
at family dinners.
And walking beside
the graves today, down
one straight path
and up the next,
I don't feel sad, exactly,
just left out a bit,
as if they kept
from me the kind
of grown-up secret
they used to share
back then, something
I'm not quite ready yet
to learn.




(By the way, the tombstone in the picture belongs to a great-aunt - my grandmother's older sister. Note the dates.)

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