Richard Brautigan

(January 30, 1935 – September 14, 1984 / Tacoma, Washington)

Autobiography (Polish It Like A Piece of Silver) Poem by Richard Brautigan


I am standing in the cemetery at Byrds, Texas.
What did Judy say? 'God-forsaken is beautiful, too.'
A very old man who has cancer on his face and takes
care of the cemetery, is raking a grave in such a
manner as to almost (polish it like a piece of silver.

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003
Edited: Monday, January 30, 2012

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