THE FUNERAL AT MINGUS, TEXAS

Of course, What Remains is concerned with the most serious of subjects, but that doesn’t mean it’s without humor, as in Sheryl Nelms’ account of a Texas funeral brimming with the deceased’s personal style.

Sheryl L. Nelms


THE FUNERAL AT MINGUS, TEXAS

they said

Bobbie Lou

paid for them to do it

her way at the cemetery


blue tarp

roof


live band

and her

right there


in her pink coffin

on the stand


over the grave


while they

line danced

did the Cotton-Eyed Joe


and swigged


cases

of Pearl

and Lone Star

that she bought before she died


then tossed

their empties


into the hole

before they lowered


her away


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