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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Jigsaw

Begin the puzzle; there is no escape.
Restore the upturned ruins of the night;
They do not match by color but by shape.

The pieces grow in number, shrink in size.
The shadows pull us closer to the light.
Begin the puzzle. There is no escape.

The broken sky compels us to awake;

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