Sunday, November 6, 2011


image by tess kincaid


We crawl like quail
In the graveyard
Hide dead quiet

Behind markers
At the foot of the hill
Till Larry finishes

Taps on his trumpet
For baggy mourners
In herringbone overcoats

At home near tombs
And trees, skip
Around blanket-tops

Tip small, pigeon-toed
Between headstones
Not disturbing the slumber

Not stepping directly
On the beds, crouching low
Against cold marble

Avoiding the crunch of leaves

Tess Kincaid

Posted on her site Life at Willow Manor
Listed as #1 over on Magpie Tales 90

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