Jeanne Murray Walker

Parkers Prairie, Minnesota
Jeanne Murray Walker
Parkers Prairie, Minnesota
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Burying My Mother

This is what our wandering life has come to.
Our dead stay where they're put, in different states.
We buried her beside the Texan, who
also loved her. Then we closed the gates.

None of us will join her. There's the spot
they dug for hours to slide my brother in.
He lies beside my father in her plot-
or what was hers once- beneath Nebraska sun.
In Philadelphia now, I will not rave
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