All these records people keep
They keep us alive in some fashion, do they not?
With what else could we say that
Julie Parker of 2478 Oakview Lane,
documented treasurer of the
Oakview Library, worked for 26 years straight?
And in that same document could we find any testimony
any word or phase about how her stringy dark red hair
rose up from her shoulders and played about her cheeks in the wind
when she ran
when she was on a bicycle
All these records
All these documents
They don't keep us alive
They bury us forever.