I always went there to find calm.
comparison – loss, their’s so much greater.
even the necessary lawnmower straitened and subdued,
delicately respectful of the headstones.
Bookends, brackets, margins –
what lies between?
It was the craziest six months of my life
danger, drugs, vice, stupidity; all and more.
Retrospection shakes its head
age wonders how youth emerged alive.
Calm: trees, filtered sunshine, flowers, offerings. Quiet.
Comparison: grief and loss – far greater.
Correlation : her entire life was six months. The same six months.