Saturday, September 24, 2016

Final Breath
in memory of Pearse Hutchinson

In that last moment your breath halted in your mouth;
the  air teetered on your tongue; one last taste perhaps.

Death flew across the room, your eyes followed it,
leaving us, exiting through the walls.

Vivaldi played on,
emerged from behind  your troubled  breathing.

For that few moments,
baroque splendour  was your breath condensing around us.

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