“Memorial Day” by Edgar Oliver

Memorial Day

I can’t afford flowers for the

dead soldiers.

Oh men

lying in the ground.

oh how many men

lying in the ground

that I could love.

Summer is given to me once more.

Rain —

the street sizzling

like a wet back hamburger in the

night.

– Edgar Oliver, from Summer, Oilcan Press Presents #2

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