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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Four Thousand Suppers

At the kitchen table
at six o'clock.
Dark winter evenings
with my father in his winter underwear,
quilted like an astronaut.
Blue summer evenings
after my mother called my name
on the lilting breeze
which reached me

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