rosary

rolling thunder

i remember being little

 

and going to viewings,

 

thinking about how the casket

 
always looked so comfortable

 

and soft, with it's satin lining

 

and soft satin pillow. the

 

bodies always looked

 

the same, just asleep,

 

and rather peaceful.

 

 

catholic viewings were

 

especially boring if

 

they chose to say the rosary

 

in the heavy, thick

 

atmosphere, with

 

intervals in betwen the

 

occasional nose blowing

 

and sniffling of a

 

weeping relative, or

 

wailing hysterics of a

 

child or mother overcome

 

with sorrow while being

 

forced to face the reality

 

of the situation.

 

 

today when i hear a

 

motorcycle pass me

 

it sometimes brings

 

back the 'rolling thunder'

 

of monotone voices

 

saying the rosary...

 

 

...except without the

 

weeping and wailing.

 

 

 

 

 

11:11 PM 5/8/2013 ©

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