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House Warming

by: Howard Fergus

We were quick to congregate

at the beautiful dry river for the opening

sentence of the cemetery at Lookout.

We won’t be late for the convivial house warming

void of tears on this occasion.

Undertakers did not let us down;

they were on hand among the sick of us

just in case, a fat prospect in the meagre month

of January for guinea pigs and ground breaking

but they drew no blood. Sandwiches

 

were appropriately vegetarian and

spartan. Prayers rehearsed by frocks of holy

orders were the filling fare with political

tit bits on the side, and an official roll of the

heroes of the cemetery to eulogies.

 

The site drew general approval: upscale,

breath taking vistas out of this world

with another land in view. Pity

the tenants cannot appreciate this private piece

of real estate. We came early for the viewing.

 

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by: Howard Fergus

We were quick to congregate

at the beautiful dry river for the opening

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sentence of the cemetery at Lookout.

We won’t be late for the convivial house warming

void of tears on this occasion.

Undertakers did not let us down;

they were on hand among the sick of us

just in case, a fat prospect in the meagre month

of January for guinea pigs and ground breaking

but they drew no blood. Sandwiches

 

were appropriately vegetarian and

spartan. Prayers rehearsed by frocks of holy

orders were the filling fare with political

tit bits on the side, and an official roll of the

heroes of the cemetery to eulogies.

 

The site drew general approval: upscale,

breath taking vistas out of this world

with another land in view. Pity

the tenants cannot appreciate this private piece

of real estate. We came early for the viewing.