This cemetery is just down the road from the Rural Oklahoma Museum of Poetry and my home. Many kinfolk are buried here. The poem “buried” at this site is about a girl, a friend of my grandmother’s when she was young, who died at the age of fifteen. You can see a brief photostory-video about her that I put together years ago.
Poem Cache Clue:
The woods are dark and deep behind me,
the lines of the dead deep before me,
the lines of my skin vertical, sinking
into me with every year, every death.
Location of Hogan Cemetery: Take 560 Rd west from Locust Grove, then 438 Rd. south to cemetery road, then west.