Mary you were widowed a few years
that both you and Charles, or was it Charlie
probably had a long term marriage
from an era when divorce was not an option

guess you saw some hard times
had family maybe did well
as your delicately carved headstone
indicates love and prosperity

you are buried together
commanding grand ocean views
did your home have an outlook
or did you face onto suburbia

are your children nearby
or do they live abroad
wonder if you were a CWA lady
or maybe played cards or tennis

guessing Charlie was the earner
and you a stay at home mum
the suppositions and stories
ignite as I wander past headstones

once busy vibrant lives
now resting peacefully
together with those loved
and many more unknown …

d’Verse, back to life, Laura