Prayer After the Death of a Difficult Person

headstone with hebrew writing and stones on top
when bad
difficult
uncomplicated
unnecessarily
terrible people
die
i was taught to place a rock on their headstones
from dust to ash
as it is written
as we return
genesis 18:27
but g-d of our first ancestor
g-d of the child who fled their ancestor’s house
you said nothing about
licking
the dirt
off the stone
i am the rock that burst open
i will go out this house of mourning
to savor the taste of wells

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