Gris-Gris, an online journal of literature, culture & the arts

Finales

by Linda Umans

 

Prep the cross   line up the nails
if one must brutally atone in a life
just leaving. I choose to consider the self
++++++++++++++++ in a life less flain

a sail
in a sometime hurricane   a flan
loved only for the color and élan
of the woman who made it.

So                      delete the files.
Shake off the fleas.

Celebrate and wave each layer  each leaf
before the blow flies.

+++++++++++++++++++++ Fail-
+++++++++++++++++++++ safe.