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Dispatched

“Infantry of the Line, Inspection in the rooms” Édouard Detaille, 1885 (Public Domain)

What are their names,

those boys

in uniforms

in pictures

in museums

 

because they told each other

I’ll never forget you

so someone must remember

 

forever words

through the silence, sounding

out of fields and stones

pounding hearts into dust

staining clothes with promises

and things to take back home are left

 

behind the velvet ropes

the messages unsent

still binding

 

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Published by Shoe Music Press in the Penny Ante Feud 13 “Dying Words” anthology. Visit Shoe Music Press for details about the Dying Words project and purchasing information.

Come to the Forest to Visit Me

“Westonbirt Arboretum – Avenue of trees” Stuz (CC A-S A 3.0)

 

Come to the forest to visit me

Down by the roots of a tree

Waste not your tears on cold stone graves

Water a flower for me

 

Give me to the earth when my winter comes

Bury me deep in the ground

Mark not my place with statues or caves

Find me where life can be found

 

Come to the woods when autumn leaves turn

Golden and copper and red

Rustle up memories, seeds of joy stored

Kick up the leaves in my stead

 

Visit a garden on warm, summer days

Keep company with blossoms and bees

Remember my heart blooms forever in yours

Take comfort from shushing shade trees

 

Let springtime surround you with life and the living

Birdsong and budding green leaves

Look up at the sky, give thanks for sun and rain

When you think of me, smile more than grieve

 

Come to the forest to visit me

Down by the roots of a tree

Live every day that is given to you

Water a new flower for me

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