Holding Hands At Best

As one day
Changes vases for its flowers
Another lays a dress
The first will keep the vases
The last will wear its final rest
Both are touching fingertips
Or holding hands at best
As one day
Turns the stove knobs
Another makes
A bone for dog
The first will cook
The lamb and hog
The last will give
Gravedigger jobs
Both are touching fingertips
Or holding hands at best
As one day
Picks the children up
Another lays them down
All men will need
A darker hat
On every street in town
The first will pour
Pitcher, cup!
The last will bag the cat
For river is its destination
And water is it’s time
As one day calls
The fireman
Another calls a crime
The okra in the fountain
The dollhouse in the boat
The taxman on the mountain
Parade fire on the float
As one day sweeps their ashes
Another tracks them in
A preacher buys a darker hat
And never speaks again.

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