James Jarrett

(1963 / California)

A prayer for the dying


When the wind sighs

and fills your sail

and pulls your restless

soul afloat

To journey ‘cross

The sea of night

In dwindling life

And muttered hope

One final prayer

Slips your mouth

Unknown, unsaid

You breathe it out

One prayer for your journey

The prayer for the dead

Your final breath

And all is said

Submitted: Monday, October 21, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, October 22, 2013

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