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The little old lady

(and – she was – it’s no cliche)
[And – yes – there are
Two Titanic graveyards
But,
This is one
of them.]

Had a plastic
Shopping bag
And a
Hand trowel.

She had a straw hat,
And wore a
Flowered dress
(Though neither of these
Were necessary
To dig dirt
From the graveyard.)

She had,
At her command,
A huge pile
Of earth,
That looked as if
It had been dumped
By a Dump Truck,
In the middle
Of the
Graveyard.

If she thought it
Was just for her,
So be it.

She was industrious,
Scrape
Dig
Dump.

Repeated a number
Of times.

Trowel
Dirt
Plastic bag

And then she
Went on her way.

I did not follow.

There is privacy,
And then,
There is
Privacy.

~ D.E BA U.E

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