Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Funeral haiku

murky morning
my world shrouded
in grey

funeral home
spotting a makeup stain
on his tie

body laid out
placing a carnation
in his buttonhole

his corpse
without pain
youthful again

of condolence
amassing his life

crumpled tissues
side by side in the bin
estranged siblings

numbed by
his numbness
a final parting

grief stricken
the warmth of her tears

grief stricken
the taste her tears

funeral day
the heavens open
in sympathy

shoulder the coffin
the weight of mother

dogwood hedgerows
my father reunited
with his dog

foggy day
his passing
sinking in

RIP Dad 26 January 2012

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