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Sunday, May 26, 2013

Death Stalks us all


Death stalks us all,
like a shadow in the sun.
like the rust on a chain link.
Like the corrosion around a sink.

Why did it happen to you before me?
Why did I have to hear and see?
I am diminished without you here.
I am lost without you near.

Death has you,
you dine on pomegranates
while your body sleeps in dust.
your inner fire is ashes,
and your inner steel is rust.

And I have no staff to lean on.
Only a stone to talk to under the sun.
Dreaming of when I'll sleep beside you.
Wondering when the night will take me too.

Christopher H. Holte

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