seed cemetery

Photo by Angie Shenouda

By Angie Shenouda

in the early mourning

of the wake 

he snuggles two fingers 

into the damp earth

where he lies his head 

and heart to rest 

in a field of faux goodbyes and

promises unspoken-

a burial ground-

he lowers the casket

full of seeds, 

nothing but damp soil

for weeks- 

yet will he be there- 

in a few short months

to greet the sunflowers 

hugging the garden 

in the peak of summer?

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