Buried

203461_1043105893_7925013_n_biggerby Joshua Converse05 Jul 2013

Our family had some trepidation
Burying my grandmother, Nina,
With her mother, Jean,
in the family plot.

I wonder if the dead forgive.
I’m certain they do not forget.
Or is it only that the living stay angry; full of memory?
Perhaps the dead, having passed through that final moment,
Understand in ways we don’t or,
Cannot?

I hope they are at peace.