Memorial Day (Aberration #5) 2


Not so long ago
A face faced a hole in the ground
But this one perished unceremoniously
“Don’t heed the death of an aberration”
Was a message chiseled on the back of a tombstone

The funeral was hushed with heads down
Everyone washed away the sins of dysentery
Praying for the rain to start
Which was pleasant weather for a burial
Right weather
Traditional and right
Maybe the rain would wash away his sins
How could he die like that?
Soon it would be Memorial Day
And they would have to honor an aberration
Every year too
At least the neighbor’s son died going through the proper channels


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