Death Whispered A Lullaby

Moonglow spilled onto your face last night
Rise, fall, rise, fall, a smooth rhythm
Peace, relaxation, contentment
Creeping inward, you were surrounded
Vigilant protectors of cotton and fluff
My hand grazed your cheek, a cold stroke on a field ablaze
Whimpering, you spoke to me in words not yet formed
Don’t be afraid
Go to your dreams
Forget it all
Chill slinked its way through
The smooth rhythms became smoother and smoother, softer and softer
And with that, we both left the room

Inspired by Opeth’s “Death Whispered a Lullaby”


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