Tuesday, May 31, 2016

May 31, 2016 - To You, Abigail

TO YOU, ABIGAIL

Here’s to you, Abigail
born in 1782
died in 1863
wife of John Babson
a pretty stone
tall and hard
carved and stately
not quite as nice as John’s
but nice enough
showing wealth
power and influence
marking a life lived
and gone so soon
with the cares
the worries
the fears
the strife
the fight
finished now
no need to worry anymore
no need for money
eighty-one years
marked by a stone
by hardness
white and ghostly
a short story
encased in a cartouche
the life and death
of Abigail
wife of John Babson

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