Departed

Original journal date...Sometime in late 2013


On the rocks
    Facing East
    Rotting
    Pecked by buzzards
    Vibrating with the tremors of winged insects

Scent
Once of perfume
Now of earthly flesh
    A signal for flies to lay their unborn to hatch
    To carve out and return to the earth
    What it once possessed

In a ceremony
    In the heat and splendor of a rising sun
    Laying its embrace upon the rocky seawall
    Welcoming home
    The
        Departed


<Edited for content January 26/2014>

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