Treasure Island

Altair Laahad


When A Poet Dies


syllables don't weep
words don't sleep
tucked in the bed of his tongue
stanzas won't collapse into ashes.

When a poet dies,
and his body is dispatched to the ground,
organic truth walks around his funeral
if there is any,
and seeks an other habitat

Submitted: Monday, May 06, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, May 07, 2013

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