as a dog
i wish to die as a dog:
to the light of a lonely grove
at the foot of a hill. i wish to lie
on a bed of dead leaves;
to hear the song of the wind
in the trees. i wish to be seen
by the sun, to commune
with the moon as the beasts
of the daylight and mourners swoon.
let them not mark
or adorn my tomb
with precious oils. let them
not pray to a lifeless room.
let me be fodder for flowers that bloom.
Copyright © Uhellig Svart | Year Posted 2020
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