Pray at a Grave

Richard W. Halperin

Is that what people do?
Don’t spoil it with words.

Pray at a grave.
As ridiculous
as saying good-bye to the sky.

Tunes at a grave.
These may be permitted.
Where do they come from?
Where do they go?

And if the grave is mine
very glad you came.

Richard W. Halperin

Richard W. Halperin's work is published by Salmon Poetry/Cliffs of Moher (four collections since 2010) and Lapwing Publications/Belfast (16 shorter collections since 2014). In 2024 Salmon will bring out a Selected and New Poems volume drawing upon all twenty collections.

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