Death: A sleep, asleep.

25 January 2011 6 comments

If death be (as it says
in ancient, sacred words)
a sleep---

Does it perhaps on
darkened earth recline 
its weary head,
at home with worms 
and feeding germs
the soil to make its bed?

Or could it be 
that death does dream
upon the tear-soak'd pillow
of those who weep
for those asleep, 
wet with liquid sorrow?

Death may indeed
take its rest
while laying on its side, 
wrapped in blankets
of the grave, dark as
silent minds.


  • kessia reyne said...

    I did write it, though I'm not perfectly happy with it. A truly inspired writer would probably labor over it till it was *just so* -- and apparently that's not me. There is a part two somewhere, as well, I think...

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