Roots, branches, boys, men

JHF

Seven men in black

Two sons
Five grandsons

Suits
Shoeshines
Haircuts

Seven men in black
bore the casket

Stood facing us across it
for burial prayers

Left seven boutonnières
precise white flower line on top

Dignified goodbye
Rest in peace

Seven men in black

Two sons
Eagle Scouts to silver hair

Five grandsons
Rug rats to men
to husbands
to fathers

Your legacy to this world
adjourned to jeans boots
ham sandwiches
togetherness
the new crop of rug rats
romped with the dog

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