Saturday, December 31, 2016

too brief a time

Greenbrier, and Loss

a child is born and dies the same day,

a boy dies in his second year,

a mother dies at 25,

each loss as sad and tragic
as I care to imagine,

the gravestones up the Greenbrier valley
only hint at their stories,

as does the beautiful cove
that held each for too brief a time.

by Henry H. Walker

December 28, ‘16

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