The Veil is Thin

The veil is thin now
I can feel my relatives
Hear their whisperings

Tio I hear you
The auntie we called uncle
Our other mother

I share your photos
With all of our family
For them to honor

“Chico is missing”
You direct me to a box
He lies buried in

Yes, I understand
I add him to my altar
I hear you whisper:

“Love must be present
Not hidden in an album
Dance with us daily

It eases the soul
We are never very far
Heart to heart, so close”

Ah, Tia Tio
I see you and abuela
And mama dancing.

bjb
Haiku ×8

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