Tribute by Anne Germanacos

maimed: such a rush of blood!

We're burying my mother-in-law's ashes at the cemetery, just before closing time, just before sunset.

trowel, gloves, gravel


here, so close to Paphos, where Aphrodite rose from the sea

thank you


time to go down and meet the (funeral?) party

Three months to the day, I just came alive.


here in the land of round hay bales and Aphrodite rising from the sea foam

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