Our daughter is one and a half
You have been dead eleven days
I got on the boat and came to the place
where the three of us were going to build our house if you had lived

You died though,
so I came here alone with our baby and the dust of your bones

I can't remember, were you into Canada geese?
Is it significant,
these hundreds on the beach?
Or were they just hungry
for mid-migration seaweed?

What about foxgloves?
Is that a flower you liked?
I can't remember
You did most of my remembering for me

And now I stand untethered
in a field full of wild foxgloves
wondering if you're there
or if a flower means anything
and what could anything mean
in this crushing absurdity

I brought a chair from home
I'm leaving it on the hill
facing west and north
And I poured out your ashes on it
I guess so you can watch the sunset
But the truth is I don't think of that dust as you

You are the sunset


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Seaweed song meanings
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