small brown rabbit

by Elouise

small brown rabbit waits
alert before white headstone
Aslan on the move

* * * * *

Late summer
I’m on a morning walk
Passing by the cemetery

Yet another fresh grave
Ground heaped up
No headstone
Nothing smoothed over
Just bare death
and a small brown rabbit frozen in stone

Time passes
Reluctantly the heaped-up ground recedes
to an orderly civilized level, a fading scar
A white headstone appears
Small brown rabbit watches, waits
Alert before the headstone

Without warning
A gentle breeze rustles the air
Aslan is on the move. . . . 

Haiku written 23 August 2012
© Elouise Renich Fraser, 26 March 2014