Leelanau, ... Eternally




Rode my bike to St. Philip Cemetery the other day ....

And carefully walked among the inhabitants -

The good people of Empire Village -

Looking for my own, eventual,

Place of Rest.

Later, rather than sooner -

I hope.

Surreal to contemplate this little plot, ...

My eternal spot.

As if the view of the countryside will really matter, ...

After all.

Still, ...

Where I will lay

Is the path of the westerly wind 

As it comes off the big lake -

Carrying tiny grains of sand 

From the majestic dunes.

To be deposited around my headstone.

And making me feel ...

Right at home.


                    VISIT A LEELANAU LANDMARK:  St. Philip Neri Catholic Church
                    and Cemetery - Established after the civil war to accommodate
                    the gowing faith-filled population arriving from the eastern U.S. and
                    europe.  The Deering family, prominent merchants to this day, 
                    generously donated the land for Empire's only Catholic facility.
                    Located on scenic M-22 at Lacore Street. 


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