On the day after (i.m. Boris Pasternak)

On the day after he died
Pravda gave extensive coverage                                   

To something else.

On the day after he died

A hand written sign giving funeral
Details is briefly displayed
At his local station: a beacon fire:
Which within an hour is answered
By others flaring right down the line

So now dozens defiantly file
Through his dacha,
Some kneel,
Many sob angrily
As they carry him shoulder high
Open casket flower brimming:

His final stroll across an open field.




Kevin Patrick McCann
Illustration Nick Victor

From Still Pondering   https://www.amazon.co.uk/Still-Pondering-Kevin-Patrick-McCann/dp/1788768671/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Patrick+McCann+Still+Pondering&qid=1573366856&sr=8-1


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