For All Souls

(2 November)


Rosemary for remembrance

But it will be in Spain and Mexico

USA and other places, as


Candy shaped into skulls,

Bright-color picnics set out at night

With our dead—and many

Kindred flames of candlelight


Yesterday the living church


Today the predeceased who will

Stay a little closer


Families gather ‘round the stones

De abuelos, tíos, quizás los niños


All whose loss is lessened for a

Time as an altogether family

For the feast


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