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"A Mausoleum with Closets" by Ina Marks (of White Plains, NY). Copyright 2005 Ina Marks Poetry Caravan Gala Event at Greenburgh Town Hall, launching anthology "en(compasse)" - 3/13/2005
Video of Ina reading her poem Video taken by Frank Sisco at Greenburgh Town Hall on 3/13/2005 Copyright 2005 Frank Sisco
Text of poem
My husband bought a double cemetery plot
before he died.
He wanted to make sure I would be
beside him for eternity.
But I have other choices.
I am a veteran and can be buried in
My mother and father have a place for
me in New Jersey.
There is a lovely cemetery across
the road from where I live.
The trees are lovely in the spring.
But what I really want is a Mausoleum.
A mausoleum with windows
and lots and lots of closets.
I want to take everything with me.
I want to take my books, my music,
I want to take my clothes, my hats,
I want to take all the baby pictures
my Mother's Day cards
the recipes I've saved and
and that pile of newspapers
I haven't read
I want to take my favorite chair and my
living room rug
I think it will look nice up there
I want to take everything
I'm an accumulator and have lots of stuff.
But is it not absurd to think others will treasure
all you leave behind
My daughter lives far away, very busy
She will have no time to sort
what to keep and what to discard
She will simply call the Salvation Army
and they will cart everything away.
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