imageMozart Was Buried Outside the Walls of Vienna
Adam Henry Carriere

Ended lives leave the city
Under lime and indigent pine,
ended lives leave the city
drawn by tired horses and hungry peasants
who, if they could read,
would realize the terror
of being uninvited
to whatever salon was to play
the prettiest music.
The Friday eternal
the mortar of Hapsburg palaces
the single-step, one-child waltz
is all that's left,
between the malaria of age
and death's rapture.
The Salzburg corpse knew this
long before his song did.