Dónall Dempsey

Veteran Poet - 1,546 Points (15/07/56 / Curragh Camp, Co. Kildare, Eire.)

Tell Me The Story...Tell Me The Story! (For Junie) - Poem by Dónall Dempsey

There is...

always a somewhere

you are telling me the tale

of Orpheus and Eurydice

without neither you nor I

that you are dead

& exist only
in this telling

& my remembering.

Your death
is very far away

like a myth or
a thing of legend

and you are so near

the words on your breath
gently move my hair

as I fall asleep
quietly beside you...

...you falling asleep beside me.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, May 7, 2007

Poem Edited: Wednesday, February 23, 2011

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