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  • Writer's pictureSam Baker

Word Was

The graveyards were beautifully groomed.

On dia de los Muertos, families came.

with their kites of many colors.

the tails were long


flying like calligraphy

they swooped low

dragging ribbon tails

over manicured graves

word was

the dead could reach from the grave

grab the colorful tail

catch a ride to heaven

that's right

catch a ride to heaven

all they had to do

was reach their bony hand from the good earth

grab hold of the ribbon


heaven bound!

on the tail of a kite

written day 31 of isolation

-from another time


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