Killing in the Graveyard

On the absurd notion of spraying herbicides in Graveyards for the sake of “tidyness”.

Killing in the Graveyard

He’s killing in the graveyard,
White mask, pack on back.
Nozzle spraying poison amid
Worn memorial plaques.

Yesterdays’ ills
Became lush green leaf,
Reaching up from beneath.
But today he kills

Daisies, buttercups, mosses,
Grasses, vetches,
Stops fetches
More and poisons more
And more
Until all that’s left
Are three plastic flowers
In a faded ceramic vase.

By DermyMcNally

Photo by Pixabay on

Reply, I'm all eyes.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s