2003, Volume 1, Number 6
Hortensia Anderson: Haibun
Hortensia Anderson is the author of numerous chapbooks
as well as a volume of poetry, TRUST (fly-by night press, 1995).
Her current passion is renga and other forms of collaborative
poetry. She lives precariously on dialysis on the lower east side
As I stroll along the winding path that leads
to the mausoleum, I feel a strange tranquillity - I haven't
been to visit in years. It takes me awhile to find them -
I keep getting lost in the labyrinth. Next to my aunt, around
the corner from my father and grandfather, a smooth slice
of marble waits for an engraver. I had begged for this niche
until my bewildered mother finally relented. How strange,
knowing the name and the date - except for the last two digits.
columbarium . . .
a shade greyer
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