Memorial Day

the grave is not
greedy mouth, gaping void
empty, fresh as
the storm-softened
around it

the grief is not
blinding torment, waking nightmare
savage, fierce as
the sun-kindled
that ignited it


they are
grave and grief
familiar, senescent,
still as
the evening-soft
that envelops them

© s rogers 29 may 2010

4 thoughts on “Memorial Day

  1. Wes says:

    quiet, strong and melancholy

  2. catgem says:

    thank you, Wes

  3. darcey says:

    you captured the day here

  4. catgem says:

    thank you, Darcey

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