i sing the holy holy

how i sing the holy holy holy song
ever so quietly at the kitchen table
for larry, whose spirit has begun
the bridge-crossing
from this world to the next
_______
to the plum
burglar
zoe titles her response poem to
wcw’s this is just to say
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they will keep singing together for the rest of their lives

annie says about the groups of bulgarian women
that have been gathering together for years and years and years
to sing
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you can see orion’s sword juniper says
of how clear these cold cold moonless nights have been