“A name she mostly finds fading on tombstones.”
A name she mostly finds fading on tombstones,
although Lily and Lili were fashionable into the new millennium.
The stuffy, old, dead name is like a powdered wig, or a painting of her.
It has ancestral clout and authoritative Ls.
She itches when called
and swats at the seven letters splayed on paper like flies.