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Sunday, October 31, 2010

In case you missed it

Halloween poem from The Writer's Almanac 10/31/2010

The Methodist and his Method
          by Chad Sweeney

Underground in the cemetery
my grandfather preaches to the other corpses.
They clap inside their boxes

nicely arranged in Sunday clothes
in long rows like pews.
His words stir hope

that conditions may change.
Each man has been given his row boat,
he says,

to lie back in and watch the sky
braiding and unbraiding its light.
No one is safer than we are.

-- from Parable of Hide and Seek. © Alice James Books, 2010

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