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Prayers for the Dead

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Inside glass doors, I look for a flatbed
of trees and sky, see stained glass in
thin splintered light --

Saint Peter, Saint Paul, Saint John.

I exit, light a cigarette, and the
smoke traces the wind, makes it
visible.

Grave stones, like self-portraits
of the dead;
some made of pine, some steel,
leave silhouettes
past church walls.

 

-- Kevin Finn

 

A native of Pittsburgh, Kevin Finn currently resides in the Friendship neighborhood.

Many writers featured in Chapter & Verse are guests of Prosody, produced by Jan Beatty and Ellen Wadey. Prosody airs every Tuesday at 7 p.m. on independent radio, WYEP 91.3 FM.

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