They were someone's neighbors once
14" x 11" / acrylic on canvas
A life that once was
represented in carved and marked stone.
Now with edges
covered in moss and pieces chipped away
weathered by the passing of time and storms.
And in this plot
that is your body’s final resting place
do you know your neighbors name
and were you part of their life lived
in this place that I have come to call home?
Do the efforts of your life
your achievements, sorrows, mistakes and joys
do they live on in your descendants
and in stories told around kitchen tables and campfires?
And are you now
the fertile soil
in which generations to come
can be planted