Sunday, 31 July 2011

No Eulogy From The Clergy

This day is the anniversary,

Another anniversary

Of my arrival on this farm

Where farmers farm,

Harvest

And afterward

Slump into sleep

Starved,

While

Pets in the manor mansion

Feed on pleasant food.

This day is another anniversary

Yet

I see no sirens

To signal this day,

Nor singers to serenade me.

I see no hangers-on

Hurrying to hug me

And hum the hackneyed cant,

“Congratulations”.

I see no cards

With flowers adorned,

I hear no eulogy from the clergy.