Dogs 2015

NO COFFIN, PLEASE
(9/23/15)


full fledged
funerals
seem
to be waning

more
and more
opt
to be burned
instead
of buried

a box
of ashes

a remembrance
service

remains spread
near
and far

or retained

on mantels

in necklaces

as doorstops

apparently
the Vikings

the Native
Americans

ancient races
worldwide
were ahead
of the curve

millennia ago
they realized
that a corpse
needed a human
jump start

to be returned
to the immortal
dust
of its making