Leaving (2)

They really didn’t shovel earth
onto the gleaming wood and brass,
but they might as well;
they lowered it through plastic turf
that’s supposed to pass as grass
and I guess they slowly tolled a bell;
and I can’t just turn
to you and ask how this will pass:
you’ll only lie in that austere cell;
while I try to learn
to make the future the past
on this empty earth and my present hell.

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Poet, playwright, duplicate bridge player, website designer, cottager, husband, father, grandfather, former athlete, carpenter, computer helper for my friends, theatre designer, backstage polymath, retired teacher of highschool English, drama, art, a baritone singer in a barbershop quartet, who knows what else? wordcurrents is on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wordcurrents/ Doug also has a Facebook page, "Incognitio", related to his novels.
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