That gum
you like
is going
to come back
to style

A death mask. Is there a reason for a death mask?
It is barely a physical resemblance — in death,
the muscles so relaxed, the face so without the
animating spark. A death mask is almost an intrusion
on a beautiful memory. And yet, who could throw
away the casting of a loved one? Who would not want
to study it longingly, as the distant freight train
blows its mournful tone?

She's filled with secrets.

Where we're from, the birds sing a pretty song,
and there's always music in the air.

marilou bal