November 9, 2011

Late Arrivals

The cemetery attracts
people dressed
in their Sunday best,
late arrivals
looking for
the right party,
having lost
their way, ending up
here, surprised
at the small turnout,
by how quickly
the gathering
disperses, how quietly
the wind eases
through the trees
when the living
have departed,
a first clue
to eternity.


11/2011