Coast To Coast

I rummaged your belonging after you died,
before they dispersed to inheritors and thrift shops.

Your autographed copy of the thirteenth amendment
will accompany you into the fire, as you wished.

I will make the drive and place a tablespoon of ash
at each of your long list of historic locations.

I believe you laid this last request on me
knowing my love of cross-country road trips.

You left me your red wool scarf, the one with the three inch tear
zig-zag stitched with electric blue yarn,

an ancient leather flying cap, and a Snoopy doll
to ride the dashboard and photo-ops for the travel blog.

copyright © 2019 Kenneth P. Gurney

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