Anne Higgins

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At The Kinzer Mennonite Cemetery

At the Kinzer Mennonite Cemetery



At last, I see them.
I see them!
They are holding hands
as they rise from beneath the headstones,
Pillows of their double bed.

He speaks:
I stood where you stand,
In 1922, in March,
when the pasture grass greened,
Crying, holding the week old twins,
Calling to the mourners –
Can anyone take these children?
Can anyone take these children?

I went home with all six,
Hanging on each other,
Hanging on me.
How they huddled with me
On the long evenings.

Then the fiery truck ...

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Saliva

Saliva

Even the birds have tongues.
I've seen hummingbird's, fine as a hair,
slip out to catch the nectar from the fuschia,
have seen fledgling woodpecker's tentatively taste
sweetness
from the birdbell at my window.
Tongues sliding on saliva.

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