“THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES” by Nicholas Beren

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In regard to me, in regard to us
So it possesses the burden of the blood

Who put her on the floor?
The preparation of her body 

Was a charitable event
Her edges would brighten 

Her father placed her there
Nearest to the grave

Between the blankets being fathers
Between the fathers being graves

It was a charitable event
She looks happy smiling iridescent

Are my legs shut?
Is the music still on?

 

Nicholas Beren is a New Jersey native. In addition to his poetry, he has written film criticism and features for sundry outlets, online and in print. You can find him on twitter @BerenNicholas. He still lives in New Jersey.