Memorial Day

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

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

no

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

© 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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