What thoughts must run through

the minds of grave-diggers and under-takers

as exhaustion leeches from their bones

…as grief fills the air

What conversation can be had

between the living

and the dead

as graveyards fill

and eyes fill

and lips quiver

as chests hitch

and minds wander

searching for the 

right words 

 to say

© Vivian Zems



Day 16 -National Poetry Month