Sabbath

today is the Sabbath
I won’t work
though my work is a spiritual practice
people deliver me

in worship we heard of green burial
it’s scandalous
the amount of embalming toxins stuffed into the earth each year
as if our planet were a jelly donut

after amen
I drafted poets for my cause
and lit wicks for future candle lighters
I worked with my fingernail
at the spilled pearly white wax
hardened on the altar

today Lou Reed died
and I wonder how Laurie Anderson is coping
as I listen to O Superman, then Sharkey’s Day
a favorite when I was in 7th grade

today is the Sabbath
today Lou Reed died
it was liver failure
his organs stopped filtering, ceased and deceased
I wonder if he will be buried green
I wonder how Laurie Anderson is coping