From [the graveyard at newtown church] by Matthew Kremer:
i am not one of those people
who is capable of flushing
a friend down the toilet.
and so it occurred to me
in my walks up broadway
to try and bury him in the graveyard
at newtown church
which is this historical site
of sorts that nowadays functions
as some sort of community center.
at least i think so anyway.
maybe it's still an active parish.
i could never think of an excuse
to go into it myself.
the headstones in its little cemetery
section are the old chipping
they look like they're straight
out of the seventeenth century.
there is surprisingly little of this stuff
to be found in new york city
being a town that just tears things down
and builds them back up again.