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

 

C L Couch

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