too soon forgotten…

too soon forgotten

when lives
fall away
like
autumn leaves
prayers
fill the air
as heavy
as the smoke
from leaves burnt
smoke
stealing the breath
of the living
filling their eyes
with tears
but then
the winter rains
begin
and
the smoke clears
the prayers
are forgotten
as the ashes
are washed away
down the stream
of self-concern

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