Funeral for a Friend
We’ve got to get together soon,
We say at tragic times like this.
It’s been so long, I don’t know why.
Hey, call me Monday afternoon!
More idle chat, a goodbye kiss—
How versed we are, both you and I,
In all the same well-meaning lies
We’ll tell the next time someone dies.
is the poetic alter ego of author and musician Kent Burnside (www.kentburnside.com
). His work appears in 251, Asses of Parnassus, The Journal of Formal Poetry, Light, Lighten Up Online, New Verse News, OEDILF, Philosophy Now, Pulsebeat Poetry Journal,
His collection I Tried (And Other Poems, Too)
was published in 2023 by Kelsay Books.