The family has come,
time to wrap up Old Bob’s life.
The bulldozer and bin will be delivered on Monday
to clear the last of the debris:
everything not given away
Blessed are the poor in spirit..
the detritus of the dead-
sheds of rusted tools
and forgotten memories.
Blessed are those who mourn..
one by one
Blessed are the meek..
Yard, dry and dusty,
to the once bountiful garden, overgrown.
Blessed are those that hunger and thirst..
Weather has warmed
to the perfect late summer
as the mementos of baseball glory
are placed in ordinary brown cartons.
Blessed are the merciful..
Last boxes of cards and balls
are loaded into the trunk
to be sold on Ebay
or stored in the basement
for the dust to settle
Blessed are the pure in heart..
Boy of summer,
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