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Bury Me by Gabriel Meek


Photo Credit: Naveen Chandra for Unsplash


Do it more than once:

dig me back up

and find a better spot

split me apart

bury my head away from my heart


Make someone ponder the details:

bury me with 130 walking sticks

bury me with a thousand arrows

make it anachronistic

like gilded mummies in a recycled tomb


Change the definition:

bury me in water and waves

bury me in the open sky

bury me in sand to my neck

bury me in the pot of a tree


Or don’t bury me at all:

bury me inside a wall

like my great grandparents

whose two urns share one cubby

buried in fire and their own ash



Gabriel Meek is a poet from Spokane, Washington, where he earned his MFA from Eastern Washington University. His poems have appeared in Furrow Magazine, Madcap Review, Star*Line, and elsewhere.

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