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Dogs 2017

FAMILY PLOTS
(4/20/17)

some
very old

some
much too
young

some
we remember
so vividly
that we can
feel
their breath

some
we never
knew

they seem
to rise
to meet
our presence

we look
about
the cemetery

beyond
our own

trying to imagine
each standing
upon their grave

quite
the crowd

waiting

watching

for visitors

for transcendence

we think
of those
never buried

wondering
at their place
in death

not that
they
would be
concerned

their worldly
worries over

we are left
only
with memories

impressions
of them

trying
to revive
their corpses
with projected
thoughts

emotions

holding
them close
in spirit

leaving them
behind
in form

walking
away
while still
able



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