For Marya, Who Sunbathes in Graveyards

amy rea


Where people won’t gape

as she bronzes her skin


does the sun sink in

bleaching the bones


do the dead watch

appreciate the company

someone not grieving


someone who lies quiet

as the dead      but

casual      one knee up


arm tossed carelessly

across closed eyes


as if to say

I see no more

than you do


but at least

I still feel





Amy Rea is a writer with credits in Homestead Review, Typishly, Bacopa Literary Review, and Picaroon Poetry, among others. She is a long-time Minnesota resident with a fondness for the dark side of things.