14. Outtakes

There is the day
One or two
After she died
When your friends
Bill and George
Return
To dismantle
The wheelchair ramp
     The three of you
Built
     Four or five
Days
Before―
A hot, humid day;
Typical Eastern Shore.
Everyone
Humored
     You
     Wanted to build a ramp
We knew
     You
     Needed
And she’d never use.

But the the funeral home
     Humored
You, too
When you directed them
Past the front door
―Through the back
     And down the ramp.