Gratefully, Many Gathered That Day

I still park on my side of the garage.
Your clothes, my clothes, still mixed,
extra blueberries in the batter, for you,
and mail with your name? Check the ledge.

They served ham and chicken wings after your funeral.

is this a bar?
is this forever?

I’ll put you in the sky for safekeeping
until we get our love
back from the ground.

Kimberly Sailor, Mount Horeb, WI, is a 2019 Hal Prize finalist in poetry, with poems also appearing in Sixfold and The Bookends Review. She is the author of the novel The Clarinet Whale. Sailor is the current editor-in-chief of the Recorded A Cappella Review Board, and holds a publicly elected seat on her local Board of Education.

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