dead alive and citizens of no man’s land

dead alive and citizens of no man’s land  September 10, 2016
how is a woman to write her grief
when all her words
are man’s words?
and how am i to grieve
when you are very much
alive?
but i see in your silence
your death.
and i hear in your deafness
to my keening
your hell.
for you have shut the gate
on paradise
and thrown the reward
to the wild dogs.
and i know
i will wash your corpse
in my tears
and soak my skirt
in your blood
my empty arms
will be your tomb
robbed
by hunters of treasure
the fabled treasure
of pharaohs and queens
i would give them
all the gold in the world
if it would ransom you
from this sin of arrogance
i would trade
my toes and my teeth
if it would bring
you home to my arms
but we
are homeless people
in a world of nations
for ours
are the countries of violence
and you
have shut the gate
on paradise
for heaven is no heaven
if i go alone
what use have i for eden
without the twin of my heart?
i watch you die
so far away
as your fame blinds you
to the bullet at your head
i scream and i scream and i scream
but seven thousand miles away
your ears
are full of your vanity
and my tears
mean nothing
to your
dead heart

About m

My ego wants to think I'm a writer but my heart knows I'm just another one of God's Kids who sometimes has words to say. 2 human kids and 3 feline kids call me Mom. Or Mooooooom. Or mewom, depending which you ask. I'm kinda-sorta busy being a student again; this time I signed myself up for a bizarre torture known as Graduate School. Theoretically in 4ish years I'll have earned some more nice letters to put with my name. Let's face it, I'm addicted to learning and probably need rehab to restore me to sanity and remove the obsession to read books. I don't remember what free time is but I think I like to spend it sleeping or playing in the mud on a river bank.
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