Petals

By I.B. Rad

PROMPT—Despite ...

Requiescat in pace…,

thereafter were you cremated

with that pale residuum of being,

your ashes,

strewn over

a radiantly waving ocean,

nuptial petals

rejoicing

your immortal

wedding…


I.B. Rad is a widely published New York City poet who varies writing style to suit his subject matter. "Let the punishment fit the crime."