Vitam Aut Mortem (+2)

Kurt Philip Behm

Is this life we live,

the life we know,

really death

from another plane


Is the hurt we suffer,

and the struggle we bear,

the result

of another realm


Are the visions we see,

and the insights unnamed,

but a window

into that world


Is what we call life,

what they call death,

with its reckoning

left untold


(Rosemont Pennsylvania: April, 2020)



Lover In Armor


A question unanswered,

a wish unfulfilled


A moment left fleeting,

to wander until


A maiden unmarried,

a tryst never made


A lover in armor,

a husband forbade


A day left to dwindle,

the twilight to roam


A promise indentured,

enslaved and alone


A question unanswered,

a wish unfulfilled


A moment left fleeting

—to wander until


(Villanova Pennsylvania: April, 2020)






The light gets richer

approaching the end


Warmth trumping distance

—goodbye an old friend


(Dreamsleep: April, 2020)  



  • Author: Kurt Philip Behm (Offline Offline)
  • Published: April 29th, 2020 11:29
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  • Merissa

    I really like this poem because I've had similar thoughts myself. 🙂

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