Nagoya Writes

December 5, 2007

The Dead Along the River by Steve Howard

Filed under: Howard,Issue: May 2006,Poetry — usbengoshi @ 6:10 pm

Along the gentle sweep of
Kiso River kami wander
absorbing offered incense
from bodiless cemeteries.

Flowers emerge through
frozen dirt amid
black cenotaphs.

All will be covered
in snow by afternoon.

gray and white.

abandoned.

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