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PAX POETICUS

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I Didn't Die Last Night

 

 

I didn’t die last night.

I don’t know why.

But much to my surprise

I didn’t die last night.

 

I didn’t die last night

Though I thought I would.

I really did expect it.

But I didn’t die last night.

 

It just never happened

Despite the night I had

- With very little sleep.

But I didn’t die last night.

 

My head was in a turmoil

All tangled in a mess

- Ready to explode.

But I didn’t die last night.

 

Getting up at dawn

I felt all disconnected

My head was out of kilter.

But I didn’t die last night.

 

Going for a morning walk

Along the river bank

I really couldn’t understand

How I didn’t die last night.

 

The air was crystal clear

The sky so bright and blue

The scene itself bought calm

To my tortured head.

 

Living with such beauty

Fills my heart with joy.

So I’m very glad to say

That I didn’t die last night.

 

 

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Death Came Rushing

 

 

Death came rushing down the street

I saw her getting closer

I pressed against the nearby wall

And hoped she hadn’t seen me.

 

She opened wide her grasping arms

To make her cold embrace

And fixed me with her mocking stare

Thinking that she’s got me.

 

I didn’t want to die just then

I really wasn’t ready

Still too many things to do

And places yet to visit.

 

As I ducked and twisted free

She grabbed at empty air.

This time I had cheated her

And lived to tell the tale.

 

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