thank you for waiting


you broke down in promise eyes white turned



I said
my hand on your head sister sister

you so tired
let me sleep

dominus illuminati amen

and the bells rang
and the bells rang

I said
my hand on your head mother mother


I sang
I sing


Your breath as if something stuck in the throat
help
nurse
its normal
its normal
is it?


I sang
I sing


and the yellow light
then

sun and dark

Your beauty shined so

Mouth half open
Skin warm
Time
stop

stop

All is still




Nine o clock:

my brother enters the room

one minute after
late
after


I shake
we shook
it happened so fast
It happened so slow

I sang
I sing



the orchid was blue
we left it in the room









Poetry by Ghost of Heino
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Written on 2015-10-30 at 22:50

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one trick pony The PoetBay support member heart!
i think this is a poem of twos. two that departed. another two that left the room(s) together, closing the door behind them.

and the color of loss was/is blue.
2015-10-31


Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
This is excellent.
2015-10-31



He will wait
Aging prunes pluck
Ladyboys dive the duck
2015-10-31