Grand Junction Cemetery
Beneath a polished granite slab,
their names carved sweetly side by side,
to all above beloved,
Mildred and Clarence lay
in chilly perpetuity.
But whether from their hidden rift
or from the weight of what was
never said, Mildred cracked
and became Mild // ed,
who since his sophomore year
pined for Clarence who more
than pined for him.
So now the union
proclaimed in stone
is that of Clarence and of Ed,
a man whom Mildred always wished
Russ Fee is a former civil rights attorney who now teaches elementary school in the Chicago area. He is
a graduate of the College of William and Mary, where he majored in English. His poems have appeared in
journals such as Barnwood Poetry Magazine and Potato Hill Poetry. Russ is the author of a
book of poems about his teaching experiences entitled, A Dash of Expectation (Poems of the Classroom).
He has three grown children and lives in Oak Park, Illinois, with his wife Joan, a university professor.
RUSS FEE IN THIS EDITION:
POETRY: A Different Concept
POETRY: Grand Junction Cemetery