In the next two months, we at Gathering Books will be exploring the ideas of mortality and immortality. I have been fascinated with death for most of my life. I never found much difficulty accepting the finite-quality of life. And as much as I mourn the death of a loved one, I also find that knowing its inevitability allows me to accept death more easily.
Today, for Poetry Friday, I am sharing an original poem. I wrote this a few years back. It was prompted by Neruda’s Poem “Tonight I write the saddest lines,” from there my poem took a different turn. Thanks Laura of Author Amok for hosting today’s Poetry Friday.
The Saddest Pace
Have you ever witnessed a person’s death? Said goodbye to a loved one?