June 24, 2016

Stones


The earth is filling up
with stones, each
with names and dates,
some short phrases
intended for the reader
yet unborn, who wanders
at his leisure
within foreboding walls,
if only to explore
the neighborhood
where his loved one
rests among strangers
sharing our most common bond,
who welcome
each new resident
with a deafening silence
understood by all.