COMMENTARY

Echoes

Lee's Summit JournalMay 23, 2014 

she scattered

his ashes

by herself

in a pasture

down this

lane

they drove

to park

when first

running

together

that was

his wish

toss me

where

nobody

will ever kill

the weeds

or wild flowers

with that poison

we hire sprayed

on our yard

so it looks

exactly like

all others

on the street

green

trimmed

boring

she had no

whats it called

celebration

of life

for him

that was

his request

also

explaining

he kept

hearing

people say

i suppose

we should

attend

some guys

funeral

he died

five years

ago

asked her

to never

use

deceased

expired

passed away

tell em

i died

she visits

the site

less often

recently

but certainly

will make

the trip

this weekend

carrying

his favorites

an arrangement

of dandelions

and lilacs

to scatter

she saw

a thistle

there

last time

and laughed

now I know

what he helped

nourish

to grow

he would

appreciate

such a

memorial

she loves him

like crazy

never

certain

exactly

why

h.

 

Hubert Neth, a United Methodist pastor, has been contributing to the Journal for more than 20 years.

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