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Unpacking the Caskets

someone unpacked the caskets
at the cemetery
and laid the bodies face-up
on the lawn
where they now lie
as though they were sleeping
tomorrow the gardeners
who know the ropes
will be mowing around the bodies
and then they will desert them
for a body should not be
out of its box
these are the rules
nothing has changed
from the beginning
when people first buried their dead


Poem © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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 photo NearthePoudreRiver_zpsfc49e2e0.jpg
Low-lying woodland near Cache la Poudre River, Fort Collins, Colorado
my little green lawn
dreams about the pampas grass
I dream of the stars*

even woodland water pools
are filled with sacred riddles

*Opening gambit by JazzBumpa of Retirement Pastels
Final two lines and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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