Poem 37

A decade
of sorrow wine and song
A failing
of life, of love, of hope

To hear from afar
of new loves
new worlds
new lives
destroyed me

A decade
of beatings and joy murdered
A failing
to quell this ache of mine

When you were wed
the ferryman
took sail
cross the Styx
and wept

A decade
must end like any other
A failing
falling dying heart

To be removed
from your gaze
my sweet


My immense gratitude to Mark McCahill for helping me with the Latin lines.


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