The Woman in Black

Source: Denver Post
She made the sign of the cross
in front of each one
the flame of the candle flickering
in the breath of her words
which she whispered with care
lest the gods
missed the meaning

They, at ease in their frames
complacent in their robes of
rich reds and old gold,
they gazed just above the knot of
her scarf at the street in the sun.
So bored, all of them
with this stubborn persistence
that would have them take note.

~ Antigone Kefala

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