Beautiful in Your Tragedy

by Mercedes Yardley

I said why are you so solemn all of the time? You really need to give it up. He said I’m thinking about when my heart stops beating; it’s only a matter of time. Will you wear flowers in your hair? Will you take one out and toss it onto my casket? I was thinking about how beautiful you would look in your tragedy, how stunning in your black eyed desolation, without me.


Mercedes Yardley promises to take a flower from her hair and toss it on the grave of anybody who requests it.


Anonymous said...

In the end, it's all beautiful.

Joe said...

Tragically beautiful. Different and well written.

Madam Z said...

That poor guy could use some Zoloft!

mgirl said...

Very sad and beautiful. Well written six.