Peter’s Request

by Mitchell Geller

Scatter my ashes down into the Thames
from Battersea Bridge at night,
its white lights blazing like precious gems.
Scatter my ashes down into the Thames,
who wears her bridges like diadems
as the Empress of India might.
Scatter my ashes down into the Thames
from Battersea Bridge at night.

“Peter’s Request” previously appeared in Worm.


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