When I died

When I died

“Desperate for a final glimpse of the life,
eternity is poised to erase”

In death I stand
Beside a house
Lodged in the darkness
And press my face to a window

Seeing only silhouettes
I strike a futile blow against the pane
Desperate for a final glimpse of the life
Eternity is poised to erase

I turn to stare out towards my future
And contemplate what lies ahead,
Alone, in that dark silence

I shiver.

Hearing laughter from within
I spin to face an open door
The light escapes to draw me in

Happy to be greeted by family and friends
I realize they are not the ones I’ve left behind
But those who left before
All loved ones

Their comforting smiles
Welcome me home
As the door to the darkness
Shuts silently behind me.

Yapparister – March 2014

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