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Book of the Dead, Prayer 14

Posted in Illustration, Poetry at large with tags , , , , , , , on October 19, 2011 by Mj Rains

Good-bye,
try to stay awake now you’re dead.
Look hard at those demons
and don’t be afraid.
All the bright lights and bells
are yourself returning
from wandering.
Try to look at them.
What terrifies
you must be beautiful.
I won’t cry, make you sad.
If you embrace these assaults you’ll be free.
But of course you are frightened.
Hair stiffens
all over you. So you’ll fall
back down to us, back
into another dying body.
So I’ll see you again.
Maybe without knowing you,
also knowing.
I tell you so you won’t worry.
Try to stay awake.

~Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge

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