not travellers from antique lands
but travellers armed with paper plans
grave-spotting.
A-list,
B-list:
the lesser-known deceased
rest in greater peace.

behind the traffic of tourists
come the permanent caretakers
unpaid and underestimated.
weeds, worms, and weather:
tireless, and thorough.

alas,
even the gloriously fallen
become perpetually forgotten
dust to dust,
whatever the due.

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