Friday, August 12, 2011

dead woman returns...

dead woman roams the street searching for life
that life she abandoned unthinkingly

dead woman holds a piece of paper with a map,
of a place that is hidden from all eyes

dead woman pauses, takes a deep breathe
(I want to know how she breathes silence)

"is that dead woman merged into me, unknowingly?"

Vertigo: The Living Dead Man PoemsThings to Say to a Dead Man: Poems at the End of a Marriage and AfterDead Men's Praise

26 comments:

Brian Miller said...

could be...enough dead people walking around these days...

Alice Audrey said...

Could be a scary thought. Is she invited or not?

- Alice

G-Man said...

Symbolic, metaphorically, or Zombie dead?
Loved your 55 Gautami.
You have such a creative mind!!
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

Monkey Man said...

I have those days once in a while.

Harshad mehta said...

Oh, can feel the pain in words.
She will come alive soon.

Heaven said...

nice twist...how could she breathe indeed ? maybe her soul?

totomai said...

no one knows.... interesting read

Ron. said...

Reminds me of Marvin bell's Dead Man poems. Good stuff!

ρομπερτ said...

Hauntingly beautiful.

Please have a good new week.


daily athens

lynnaima said...

blending of third to first person, nice!!! :) I liked that, made it interesting, enjoy the potluck!

http://lynnaima.wordpress.com/2011/08/13/words-not-spoken/

iblogmoore (Amanda Moore) said...

haunting indeed great reading this week!

littlekhargosh said...

wow i like this.

ccchampagne said...

I wonder where she's returned from? And why would you see her? *smile*

Very nice and thought provoking!

MorningAJ said...

We are at the end of a long line of dead people, just by being alive. Good 55.

anthonynorth said...

Intriguing words.

sandra said...

great imagination!

Marbles in My Pocket said...

Do you really want to know?

Here's my offering for Potluck 48: http://charleslmashburn.wordpress.com/2011/08/14/the-lake/

Nanka said...

Made me curious and I wanted to know more!!

Daydreamertoo said...

Is she you? I think not.

Seasideauthor said...

Excellent Post!
And I totally felt like your woman,
Thanks for the great read.
As I still live and breathe.

miss pie said...

a moaning mantra heard by the lost looking to be found... love this gautami...

Morning said...

haunting, profound 55,

SandyCarlson said...

You have me thinking about the living dead I have been and whom I know.

teric said...

Wow, haunting indeed.

the critics said...

yeah how does she breath silence.....nice imagination

pri said...

hmmm...life does manage to kill us--bit by bit doesn't it?

its scary how we never notice until the end.

a poignant piece indeed!