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5 Penny Burial


5 Penny Burial

In an earthly Summerland I walked soon after you'd gone
hearing your steps just a few seconds to the side of time
As the leaves covered the sand I thought of the time you covered
not as vast as a forest but as rooted as any tree

I can see the lake touching the soil
with your laughter echoing in that elemental embrace
and I know I have found the place to lay rest your soul

So with your name written on paper
I give back to the woods what is theirs
and I leave payment to the elements
in a shiny star designed in coppers

Xavier James Davis
November 3, 2002
November 6, 2002

Swim on the Ocean
Run in the Forest
Rest in Peace

December 16, 2002
Tressa Lee Breen

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