Breath of Life

Take me in my final breath

Leave my heart beneath your breast

Spilling down and all around

This cold earth deep in the ground

—-

Lose me to this heaven song

Where I forget what went so wrong

Or how it took so very long

To teach the world how to be strong

—-

Torn in fragments bound to sin

There’s no more time to start again

The day draws close; the hour nigh

When breathless souls begin to sigh

—-

And they all cry

—-

But not one of them even knows why

—-

A spin a twist a trick of fate

That left us to our minds too late

Let’s not delay proceedings today

Let’s not charade or cheapen their stay

—-

This old soirée of yesterday

Misery that ran astray

—-

Lay me down and hear me gasp

From netherworlds that you can’t grasp

A dark damp place where heaven dwells

And earth runs by with angel bells

—-

Good night goodbye and then so long

In quiet hours you hear my song

And wonder if I was wrong

To have ever stayed here so damned long

—–

Erin de Blois

May 22, 2020

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