Death in My Garden


Death is in my garden again,
Whispering to my flowers as he pulls away the weeds.
Plotting and potting each stem as it grows
Making certain that the roots are shaken of clinging regrets and life’s debris.
Only to cut my life short more easily.

Does death have a sweetheart? I wonder.
A beautiful woman who he woos and waters with my love?
He gathers my blossoms into a beautiful bouquet
Of lost souls and freshly cut lives.
To gift to the one who holds him closest.

She presses his dead heart to her breast with one hand
The bouquet that surmises my life with the other.
She holds his weight against her body.
Until death sighs and buries his head between her breasts
So she is certain that he will return to his labours in the morrow.

2 responses

  1. Wonderful poem, Igor.

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    September 7, 2019 at 12:22 pm

    • Thank you, coming from you that means something. It is a more acceptable traditional structure and would pass academic muster. But who wants to do that. Form and structure emerge from the content itself. Like a plant, the truer the content the better it grows.

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      September 7, 2019 at 2:21 pm

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