Margaret Yapp

FIRST WINTER IN MINNESOTA
 

what the sky shows us
dark by five now
what the feeling of that
warning that sorry that whatever

you need it to be over
this new winter

 

what the fast drive home from work
what the talk and fast cry to yourself over
and over learn not to care
if anyone sees fast loud
what the windows
down in the freezing

what the fast drive with three helicopters

what the lots of water and coffee
big metal tins of hot food

what the figure out how
to bring hot drinks to
big groups of people
mourning death
because that is all you can do

what the death

what the funeral
what the funerals
what the every day feels
like a funeral
 

what the fear
fear fear fear over fear
what the I am sorry
I am so sorry
I am so so
sorry 


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