A tube of Brylcreem. A brandy
old-fashion sweet. Two oars

from a bass boat. Dirt from Ireland.
A Tiger Moth. Rope, some sky,

some lake water. Stations
of the Cross. Pall Mall straights.

Dirt from western Wisconsin.
North. Radio tubes. The bishop,

the knight, and a few pawns.
A circle, a line, a square. Assorted

words. Roses. Slowness. A Sarah
Vaughn album. Dirt from the corner

garden. Birch leaves. Some words,
some numbers. Some corrugations.

Golf clubs. Golf tees. A sleeve
of golf balls. Daisies. Weather.

Rain. An old window-frame.
Crickets. The pine rocker to sit in,

look from. The key to the mantel
clock. Hand dexterity to wind it.

Forum Comments:Fragments in His Coffin
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Tim J Brennan's one act plays have played across the United States, including on stages in Milwaukee, Colorado Springs, Bethesda, San Diego, Chicago, Bloomington (IL), Rochester, White Bear Lake, and Spring Valley, MN.

1 COMMENT

  1. What a lovely memorial. Through these fragments a picture of a life, full of earth and sky, music and well loved things–what ties us here and what we leave behind, roses and rain.

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