The Funeral Suit

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another death…

a celebration of life

 

gliding past in videos and photographs

of happier times when life was full

 

a black wool suit for a winters passing

a silk linen blend for warm weathers mourning

 

hanging in my closet never wanting to be worn

 

i’ve had them both for years, through too many a tear

droplets avowing the fabric of a life

 

i’ll slip it on again as my fingers caress

the past fibers of my grief

 

entwined throughout each thread

 

tears plummet onto my funeral suit once more

as I silently wonder how much further pain

 

my funeral suit can bear 

 

 

                                                 JKD/1-23-14

2 thoughts on “The Funeral Suit

  1. this is stunning – thank you

    1. Coming from you, that means a lot. I humbly thank you.

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