Thursday, April 11, 2013

Death Came


Death came

and was ready to pluck
another bloom,

but She saw that I was
overwhelmed,
entangled
with tentacled tasks,
crying daughters,
numbers that wouldn’t
reconcile.

I saw Her
out of the corner of my eye,
but immediately turned back
to the problems
at hand.

I remembered
all these details
during my evening shower,

wondering if Death
had taken pity upon me,

or if I had scared her
away

for now.

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    1. Thanks so much! Forgive my hubris, but the twist at the end is an homage to MZ!

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  2. I would like to think that we really could scare death away when she comes a'lookin'.

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    1. I really think we do, but just for now.

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  3. Love this! I also write about Death a female and noticed you did too. Most people I've read refer to Death as male. Something to ponder (or not!)

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    1. I tend to refer to all things superhuman and awe-inspiring as feminine. including God, except I get too much crap from people if I mention God as Her - so I keep that one to myself. Thanks.

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  4. I love the idea that ignored death will turn away. Very nice.

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  5. ha. perhaps death saw that you were busy and will reschedule at a more convenience time....just keep yourself busy and you should be fine...smiels..

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    1. Thanks, I literally thought this after a long day yesterday. "Death came but I was too busy so I sent Her away!"

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  6. I think she may have fear getting sucked into your chaos (crying daughters could scare just about anyone off). or maybe she just enjoyed your suffering too much.

    a very interesting piece.

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  7. Anonymous6:25 PM

    Great job, poet friend!

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  8. I like to think I have ignored Her recently and she left...far to busy with other things to accommodate her...

    Anna :o]

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  9. I think you scared her, haha. Just kidding. Love the images. Love this.

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