mournful trumpet call
lingers round small white crosses
Creating Memorial Days
memorial day: often the kickoff to summer camping, boating, travel, gardens in fullness - weeds and all, family reunions, potlucks, weddings, graduations - the list of possibilities long and full for busy days in the coming months.
for others, memorial day is the remembering of loved ones gone, placing flowers on graves, offering prayers of thanks, prayers of longing, digging out old photographs, shedding tears, smiling generously.
the mournful call lingering
weaving through memories
the awareness that this day may be
the last day
I share with you
the last conversation
the last that will linger . . . . .
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