Death

I was swimming in murky waters
it was fate
asphyxiate

when I was drowned
to a better place I went
in a carriage driven by Death*

I was taken on a journey
through the years come and gone
the good and the bad
upon me, Death spawn

It was a journey like none other
I saw my father
my mother
my brother
my children
my lover

All those from the past
like the years
gone so fast

When my journey was done
there was a place waiting for me
next to the beloved one

In this eternal place
I know all by love
not face

It is the Holy City
and here I will reside
for all eternity

Death

Christina Agoris

Whitestone, United States

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*inspired by
Because I could not stop for Death by Emily Dickinson

Because I could not stop for Death,
He kindly stopped for me;
The carriage held but just ourselves
And Immortality.
We slowly drove, he knew no haste,
And I had put away
My labor, and my leisure too,
For his civility.

We passed the school, where children strove
At recess, in the ring;
We passed the fields of gazing grain,
We passed the setting sun.

Or rather, be passed us;
The dews grew quivering and chill,
For only gossamer my gown,
My tippet only tulle.

We paused before house that seemed
A swelling of the ground;
The roof was scarcely visible,
The cornice but a mound.

Since then ‘tis centuries, and yet each
Feels shorter than the day
I first surmised the horses’ heads
Were toward eternity.

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