Grave Tulip

Funny, I’ve been

caring for others while

having a broken heart

all my life.

At your grave a tulip

bends to the ground

as if to say don’t drink

yourself to a coronary

like I did.

It’s why I lower my head

and close my eyes.

Author: Chris Russell

Chris Russell holds an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and lives in Concord, New Hampshire where he follows two paths: a calling as a poet, and an altruistic vocation as an education support professional.

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