Wednesday, August 6, 2014


Cypress trees take souls, at least 
That’s what my mother-in-law 
Claims as we sit under our tall, 
Twinned ones having breakfast 
Before my wife takes her 
To the doctor for a belated checkup: 
Olives give us life, my son; besides, 
I don’t recall seeing any olive trees 
In cemeteries, do you? 

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