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Tombstones

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The Summer wind grinds my face
As I saunter among flat markers of death
I study, read, ancient, neglected stones,
Made to celebrate, used to separate, dead heroes.

Winter shadows of dry mesquite trees shade me
As I cut through rows of mossy granite,
Rose murdering weeds obscure abandon pillars of existence
Made to celebrate, used to separate, dead heroes.

I am temporarily entranced by tilted monuments
As they cast permanent silhouettes on decaying mounds
Rusted metal surrounds me and these protruding headrests
Made to celebrate, used to separate, dead heroes.

by Todd L. Turner

 


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