Saturday, 28 April 2018

28th April 2018

yellow poppy
flowering at the base of a wall
rain-soaked violets

© Rachel Green 2018

Obit. 2.3

she died behind closed doors
we knew of noting behind,
the information received by way
of a funerary service note
sent long after the event
by her widower
(whom even our father never liked)
and who followed shortly after
with an 'accident'
involving a garden bonfire
and a can of petrol
a short note from the Lichfield Herald
of his death after a week
in the local burns unit.
I wasn't sorry to see him gone,
though I wonder how old their daughters are now
and if they turned out as perfect
as she always claimed they were.

© Rachel Green 2018

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