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I sat by the window trying to catch sunbeam, when a man 
in a black suit, that hung loose on his skinny frame, walked 
past and I saw him disappear where the sandy road ends 
and the olive grove begins. For reason unknown to me he
cried, tears rolled to the lane like a broken pearl necklace

I sat by the window trying to catch a sunbeam when he 
returned pulling a an open coffin with a solid handle and four
suitcase wheels; in it a woman, in her best nightdress sat, 
darning wooly socks. The man looked at me shrugged his 
scraggy shoulders as to say: a wife´s work is never done. 

I sat by the window, had caught a tiny sunbeam held in
my hand when the black suited returned pulling the same 
coffin, its lid was held in place by ropes.  I opened my 
hand released the trapped sunbeam, the vista of grief 
vanished and the day was bright and sunny. 

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  1. Date: 2/4/2013 7:29:00 AM
    it will rain as they lower me down.

    hansen Avatar jan oskar hansen
    Date: 2/4/2013 11:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    not if they put a tent over the grave