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Issue # 6 January 2012
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Jennifer Saunders is an American living in Switzerland with her Swiss husband and their Swiss-American sons. Her work has appeared in Literary Bohemian, Literary Mama, ouroboros review, Umbrella, and elsewhere.

Jennifer Saunders

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Copp's Hill Burying Ground, Boston, Massachusetts

Ruined graveyard
of battered tombstones,

tilted markers sinking
into the earth.

and brave,

this need to remember
and be remembered.

To mark our beginnings and endings
with dates and dashes,

our place in the world
by beloved husband ofs.

To stay
after we are gone,

to keep one foot
out of the grave.