Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Breath of Death

Breath of Death

I feel calmer now
After venting, to a friend or two,
To those of us in health-care
You must be one too,
I can’t discuss it with my neighbor
And not my wife, at all,
They don’t understand, life-threatening
Or the Grim Reapers call.

I have been with death
Hundreds of times,
I know him in every culture
And understand his rhymes,
I have walked the pathway
That parallels life and death,
And you can’t understand it
If  you have never felt its breath.


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