Before Us

to awaken
into death

is the dream
none dare brandish

listless, heavy-lidded

in somnolous languor

beholden to the mercy
of a cursed blink

and the blinding
of our blackest truth

laid out
to die
before us

[image credit: Francisco de Goya]

4 Replies to “Before Us”

  1. Sometimes there are those darker parts of our selves that we keep hidden from the rest of the world, and ourselves, and if we keep our true self covered up, we will eventually be completely oblivious to who we really are in life…


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