Am Not Dead

I AM NOT DEAD:
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I.
Tell those dear droplets
falling in torrents
upon my grave


And those who take
my coffin to mean
my extinction…


Tell those darling doles
disrobing nudities
in insipid griefs


And the squeezed faces
bidding my activeness
into farewell…


Tell them I hale;
that death has eloped me.

II.
Do they think my corpse
is for them to mourn over
with their wailing cries?


Do they think my end
should be revived with
tears of condolences?


When will they discern
that though my snail is gone
its shell is always there to skid?


III.
I am the wind in sojourn
of visitations towards
their humble home.


I am the goat from
the adjacent domicile
playing a caring guest.


I am the shadow unseen
strumming my presence
in thundering silence.


IV.
Although, I felt
a peaceful calm in
whim to arise my soul
from a deadly pang,


Although, I floated
above my lifelessness,
detached from the body
I recognized as mine;


Still,
I am not dead
as I live and hale
in the faces of my children.
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‪#‎ OrlieturnHadarm s‬

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