GONE

so you’re finally gone.

In some strange way
I miss you.
as someone might miss
a long illness.
and the coded messages?
now all burned away.

It wasn’t until
just now
I realised
how unhappy
you are.

your ego
broods
like a
dung heap
like a
burden
on your back
a whip of
knotted cords
to flail you.

you wear your skin
like a weapon
or
one of those
yellow stars
the poor suffering
Jews
were forced to wear.

you never learned
that
those to whom
evil is done
do evil
in return

and still
you rant
and still you
wail

dragging your
self-pity
behind you
like some
convict’s chain

can you
still
not understand?
you were nothing

not even a dream

GONE

darkvampire

Joined January 2009

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With gratitude to WH Auden for the four lines beginning "those to whom ".

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