Towards Bethlehem

Like so much of this country
the lemon groves are sunken.
Oct 7, 1964, a night
and she was out of milk.
There was something left,
a bronze coffin with pink carnations,
200 mourners of Ontario.
Of course she came from
somewhere else, something
she had seen in a movie.
Unhappy marriage,
the bridegroom in black
the bride wore white and sweetheart
roses with her illusion veil.