and then there's death

BY suman padhi

 

And then there’s Death

 

It’s easier to give in-

to break down

to fall apart

to shatter

to grovel at his knees,

because the end

is here.

 

7 seeds don’t seem like a reason

enough

to stay

to leave the light,

the sun,

the flowers,

the beauty.


 

Down here, it’s dark

it’s misery

it’s a flurry

of mistakes

and consequences

it’s black

and i am

drowning

drowning

so deep

so shallow

no god can save me now

 

Alas, even Orpheus

came here

for poor Eurydice

Heroes venture

to seek gold

glory

and

then comes

Death

 

Our faults are gasoline

creating a spark

a flame

a raging fire

you took me from the gardens,

my mother’s abode,

surrounded by life,

now in death.

 

“Til death do us part”

yet everytime I beg for death,

you snatch it from me.

we hitch a ride on the shadows

your servants,

my restless spirit, soothed by

destruction.

the beauty, the gold, the rich

built on the ashes of society.

 

He, my adonis, died.

You took him away from me

snatched him

killed him

slaughtered him.

Because my love was his

not yours.

those m o r t a l s are so

goddamn precious

and that’s why the poets pity them

we mourn

they live

bursts of art

and beauty.

we mourn and mourn and mourn

there’s no end

one day we stop, we forget, we forgive

the grief is lost

 

and then it starts again.

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