Mimi Herman (fiction, ’91): Mimi’s poetry chapbook, Logophilia, will be available August 21st from Main Street Rag Publishing. The book will be released as part of the publisher’s Author’s Choice Chapbook Series.
The Dead Bury the Dead
The dead are burying the dead
with small abandoned shovels borrowed
from children’s sandcastles.
Remarkably patient, they dig until dawn,
then replace the shovels in time
for the mothers, over breakfast, to remind
the children to bring in their toys.
Boys will, in fact, be boys
and girls will remain girls,
while the dead remake the world as we sleep,
knowing it is their job to keep
grief buried, one small shovelful at a time…[Read more at Main Street Rag]…