Ashton Cemetery
by Michael Neal Morris
In Ashton Cemetery, there are signs
of a cold radiance and absorption:
a toy underneath flowers blown over,
a wet condom in the parking lot,
a trucker catching up on sleep.
The bare trees rustle like animals curious
but too depressed to hunt.
Michael Neal Morris has published short stories, poems, and essays in a number of print and online venues. Collections of his work are listed at Smashwords. He lives with his family just outside the Dallas area, and teaches at Eastfield College.