D.E. Shannon

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Mourner

Statues weep sky
Moss crowned
Rough gloved

Watch her

Knees dampened
Head bowed to weathered rock
Water whispering against neck
Veined hands crave mud

release

Muted nylon shakes and stills
Memory unspools
The radio plays static
Beaten petals
Salted earth

Ritualed unmaking
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