August 14, 2015

What Do the Dead Think?


What do the dead think
as we walk by?
Are they envious,
or bored
out of their minds?
Do they notice how years
and decades pass
in the blink
of an eye?
Do they ask why
we age so fast,
while they change
hardly at all?
They must know
we're not often here,
to study their stones
and weep,
wondering when
we, too,
will sleep.