“Doll Burning Ceremony” poem

Hello! I just had this poem published in The Camel Saloon, a great site dedicated to poetry, words and images. Hope you enjoy!

Tammy T. Stone

Tammy T. Stone

Doll Burning Ceremony

a morning just
before rain,
under a swelling grey sky
an incense dome enfolding
hands brushing dreams to face
monks in procession in a
world of honour and
not forgetting

chanting, the souls of
the sweet dead and discarded
my bursting heart
listens to a mournful
purple elegy
little beings piling up below
on the pyre
readying for ascent