SIXTEEN OCCASIONAL POEMS

1990–2000

 

8 EPITAPH 1998

Poem: Alasdair Gray © 2005

 

She had wealth, beauty, fame,

thoroughly enjoyed them,

comforted some who lacked them,

died possessing them.

They stopped her being a good mother.

This too comforts some who lack

Wealth, beauty, fame

 
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