The Sacramentals



Those sacramentals on the table,

Pickin’s for the grieving family,

Some unworn watches, car boot sale bargains,

The oil painting of home in Ireland from Uncle Jim,

A funny plate, from a holiday in Cornwall.


All sacramentals now,

To be spread amongst others,

Or saved for another such event,

30 years from now.

As his children set the dining room table again.


For another semi-colon in an eternal sentence.