Mortuary

Would you choose one made of pine
and lined with resin? Would it be

acacia or whistling thorn, the honey oak,
the silver birch? Wind streamed through

these branches once, and swifts.
This one, or that, could be the craft

you’ll board, aimed past the chasm;
the last bed and dream you’ll row in.

 

In response to Via Negativa: Wind.

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