Loving memory

bones

Loving memory

On a bronze plaque
           on a bench
in Highgate Wood
           I read :

For Betty Kirby
           who loved to sit here.
From Archie and Finley
           who always sat beside her.
Much loved dearly missed.
           1934- 2008

And in a clearing close by
           the dry bones of trees
piled high
           like elephant tusks
having fought
           their last fight

John Lyons

 

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