She Threw Herself A Funeral

South Dakota Landscape site of little people Joyce McCluskey
South Dakota. Iphone6s

[Postcard 2: You ever see the sunset from Outer Space? I have.]

She threw herself a funeral —

Like Tom Sawyer only better!”

We wore:

Lily wreaths, roses on our wrists, unseemly boutonnières.

We sang:

Amazing Grace, How Can I Keep from Singing, The Blue Green Hills of Earth

Her voice soared above us like a mothership.

I did not cry.

My eyes were dry.

— C.S.E. Cooney, from poem Postcards From Mars

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