Ron Berry

New Welsh Review No.97

"A Rune Against Mendacity"

Owning no formal funeral clothes
I chose car-boot River Island posh
With the watermarked lining,

And sat on a memorial bench
In July's dust and drowse
Counting thirteen different types of green

In the crematorium yews.
Not that it required a sombre pose.
Around me the Llwydcoed pews

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