Melting into Mourning

In the graveyard,

final moments

melt like kisses

on eyelids of the dead;

sods of earth

melt like shadows

into the darkness of the grave.

A small child,

wandering between legs

of adults,

coats and trousers flapping

in the funereal breeze,

melts into mourning.


© Kim M. Russell, 2016


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