Anna Oneglia   2013 All Rights Reserved

Learning the Brahms Requiem

We were nineteen when we sang
that music, do you remember? We
swam those flooded rooms,
we eyed the bones of the drowned and we
balked, no one mentioned
we could die.

Janet Hagelgans
Copyright 2013  

Janet Hagelgans holds a degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland, where she directs the Maryland Palestrina Choir. Her poetry has appeared in the Potomac Review and Stylus, and is forthcoming in the Common Ground Review.

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