Funeral For One

I have to bury my baby
Six feet under the dirt,
And cover up his casket
With fistfuls of sullen earth.

It’s not how I pictured it –
You’re never prepared to lose the ones you love.
A funeral for one isn’t an easy feat
When you’re just a heretic like me.

As each granule of dirt cascades onto the mahogany,
I say a prayer and hope forgiveness finds me.
For what it’s worth, it’s not like me to be so conventional;
All our love’s fallen from a third-story window.

I have to bury my baby in the backyard,
Where we used to camp out under the stars; when we were young.
No one’s left to pay their respects,
Because I’ve kept all my secrets from them.

It dimly resounds in my head,
Like a song you heard twenty-some years ago.
My baby’s gone and dead now,
And I can’t bear to let go.

A funeral for one isn’t an easy feat
When you’re a heretic like me.
They’ll never know the road I’ve paved to save face,
‘Cus I’m taking this guilt to the grave.

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Artist and Photographer Unknown

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About humblefoot

Kyle Fisher (who often uses the alias Logan Rowley online and in his writing) has been enjoying writing since he was just 8 years old. His first formal publication was at the age of 13. He is now a spiritualist and openly queer author, perpetually searching for inspiration to create and learn more about the world around him. He is always drawn to the simplicity and uniqueness that life has to offer. He doesn’t identify with labels or socially constructed ideas about how the world should be. He believes that the world is your oyster, and that we all project our own destinies with the thoughts we choose to harbour about the universe. He is an idealistic, spiritualistic hippie who is just trying to find his place in this world, crafting each word to leave his mark, and promote love and equality among all people.
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