20 January 2007 | Vol. 6, No. 4


–for Mary

You died in spring.

I go in fall,

not to the grave but

past the hog farm where

you lived one year,

to a plain

dotted with baled hay.

I go there simply because the mountains

rise and the sun

warms all that has been gathered.

About the author:

Mark Jackley is a business writer in the Washington, DC, area. His work has appeared in various journals and his chapbook, Brevities, is forthcoming from Ginninderra Press.

For further reading:

Browse the contents of 42opus Vol. 6, No. 4, where "Visitations" ran on January 20, 2007. List other work with these same labels: poetry, elegy.

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