Mark R Slaughter


A Cast Of Shadows


This
your first death

my last

now rest my little dear

a cast
of shadows
maketh
hazy souls

from where
we'll hum
our dirge

our tune
a scourge
of time

to tell of our no more



Yet
bark-rough
our skin of late

how? -

so thin
we were in life
beneath

we needed such a carapace
to cosy from the world



I'm reminded of a flow of trees bent
in our direction
jostling greens
lending metaphors

Is it wisdom?

We let our struggle go
See the red-black eyes

red-black death

your flesh
was new
and fresh



I'm old
and we are dead
together

DEAD!

SOLD!

blue-ice cold

forever



And still
we never
were alive

clever
as an irony

Let us look beyond
o'er the cirrus
o'er the blue

in mist as love
we cannot part


Copyright © Mark R Slaughter 2013

Submitted: Saturday, February 16, 2013
Edited: Sunday, October 06, 2013

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On the death of a foetus

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