i packed up my mother my brother +bits of father
glasses lipstick (morange) pinecones brother now
a tree (don’t ask) strands of beautiful white hair
the gown she died in blueflannel still damp shoulda
kept the leopardskin one but her leopardprint chic lives
on we all donned a piece for the deathvigil
me the boys +Lovey proudly 15 hrs of breathing cacophony
nurses +staff likely thought us daft fuck em they didn’t
even know she was in her deaththroes !
oh it’s just some medicine for her dear medicine my asssss
step away from my mother crassss Ratchet dignity was key
also for Lee+Marty
she slept sweetly to jazz tunes blue lilacs +more her (their)
possessions possess me sewn invisibly into the fabric of me
scrimshaw knife star of
David Joseph bejewelled bluebird
can they all come back now please? a still alive brother said: ape if
they come back you’ll only have to lose em all over again fuckdeath
i saw that on a souvenir mug in a hipster store (where else?!)
almost bought it for mother it would have terrified her you don’t
mess around with the Reaper dear until you do
..the one who remains is half ghost..
Rickie Lee Jones Last Chance Texaco 2021
Spring 2023 ..with her today.. born Easter Sunday 1957 ..resurrection time..