DAILY PHOTO: Mausoleums, Atlanta

Taken in November of 2021 in Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta
Taken in Westview Cemetery of Atlanta, November 2019
Oakland Cemetery

Cemetery Walk [Free Verse]

And in the end,
the dead are still
and the graveyard's quiet
is not so bad.

The monuments weather;
in due time,
letters become less crisp
&
dates become debatable.

A clean read means
there maybe someone 
left to mourn.

And fresh flowers mean that someone
has tracked their melancholy 
through the place,
and the air feels heavier,
and my mind feels heavier.

And I read names:
familiar & not,
popular & not.

I read names to distract me
from thoughts of my own dead --
to avoid tracking my own melancholy
through the place.

For, you see,
I've brought no flowers.

DAILY PHOTO: Monochromes in Park Street Cemetery

Taken on December 26, 2021 in Kolkata

DAILY PHOTO: Mausoleums, Oakland Cemetery

Taken in November of 2021 at Oakland Cemetery

DAILY PHOTO: Trees in a Graveyard

Taken in November of 2021 in Westview Cemetery, Atlanta