If you hear those voices…

If you hear those voices
as you pass the cemetery
don’t be concerned.
It’s the women
talking over John or Joe
Amos or Alex
with whispers of confidence
that life without them
resembles their time together.

Just a mite poorer,
assuring as they propose
it’s no one’s fault
you were taken so suddenly.
Surely his spirit
preserves what is left.

As the mumbling continues
positive and desperate
there is no need for concern,
just pass on by
watch the devil moon
waxing its way down
Venus perched to one side
diamond bird of a planet
so close to the sun.

May 23, 2015