MARBLES

01 December 2014

Unrequited Funeral

I take a funeral q.d.   
I am the widow dressed in black

My tears always neat in place
I light a candle to squandered love

I follow the coffin at a slow pace
Then watch resigned as it descends 
A little deeper every day

I got rooster as a pet
To wake me at the break of dawn
Stop dreaming widow, he’ll screech
We have a funeral today

I drizzle us with my perfume
Give us a polish and a shine
He grabs my leash, and off we go

Bless that rooster, my one and only valentine

It happens to a woman bewitched:
Asleep maybe she’s happy
Awake she mourns the loss

Of the man she never had