Summer Song

A wake for the dead
long overdue
to remind you of summer's end,

of roses resting
on an earthy bed
their scent colliding with death,

a fading voice
humming a song
to show you how fragile you are.

Poetry by Nathalia
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Written on 2023-01-20 at 20:52

Tags Memories  Life  Death 

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I like the startling first line, it's very unexpected following the title, which suggest something light is going to come. Summer seems like the wrong time to think of death and dying. I find this honest.