Kurt Philip Behm

Vitam Aut Mortem (+2)

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)

 

 

 

'Adieu'

 

The light gets richer

approaching the end

 

Warmth trumping distance

—goodbye an old friend

 

(Dreamsleep: April, 2020)  

 

 

Comments1

  • Merissa

    I really like this poem because I've had similar thoughts myself. :-)



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