AGAIN I INSIST I DON'T WANT ASHES
Are you sure don't want any
of his ashes? There's tons.
You could put them in a pretty box.
You could put them in a pill and take it.
The friend who might eat her placenta.
The mother who thinks eating one part of the animal
is different than eating another part of the animal
and doesn’t want to be tricked.
You all ate it for Christmas and didn't even know it:
sugar-free syrup, sugar-free cream.
Do you know what cardinals mean?
That there are souls or spirits around,
and there are always cardinals in this garden.
There always have been, I think.
I didn't want to make it a shrine.
I don't even like the door shut.
I took the ashes already
and didn't tell anyone.
The law to inform of death,
the distribution of wills.
They charge a fortune
to die, they make you do it
differently in different places.
I wanted to leave
but the moment was tender
and the wishbone
not yet broken.