To Love Is to Bury

(Michael and Margo Timmins)

From the album Rarities

I buried him down by the river ’cause that’s where he liked to be. Every night when the moon’s full and bright I go there and weep openly. He and I were married by this river ‘neath this willow tree with God and friends witnessing it he pledged his life to me.

To me he was earth and I rooted in his soil. I to he was sky vast and free of the burdens from which he toiled. Then one night a terrible fight, words spoken better left unsaid. With his wedding vows ringing in my ears he gave his life to me.

They say to love is to bury those demons from which we all hide but tonight by this river ‘neath this willow tree becoming one of earth and sky.