Memorial Day, 2009

Memorial Day.
Bitter salt is dressed up,
As a little girl with flowers.
The streets are cordoned off with ropes,

For the marching together of the living and the dead.
Children with a grief not their own march slowly,
Like stepping over broken glass.

— Yehuda Amichai

(Regular blogging will resume again Tuesday after the holiday. Kit-Bacon Gressitt's regular Sunday commentary will run later in the week. Photo by BL1961 via Flickr, using a Creative Commons License.)

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