Nov 29

When You Mark Your Grave

Consider what flowers will flavor your soil
what honey bees will carry pieces of you

Where your great granddaughter will sit
and reply with glasses of poetry to water you
when you are finally sleeping

Consider which birds will want to rest unpon
the head of your bed and which butterflies
will wake you again with churned kisses

Do not overthink
Do not think about it on the drive home
Do not think about it when you are cooking 
or shopping the next day
Do not think about it when you bathe
in your happy memories
scrubbing off all the grime and worry 

Do not muddy the waters you wish to drink

Do not think about it when you are falling asleep 
let it go and go and go
its getting farther away
Flowers sit on your porch next morning
and you wish you remembered what they were for 

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" to choose to write is to reject silence" - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie