Endless Loop

By JustAnEarlyBird

A sheen upon the brow,
Undertones of green
And grey
And blue
Lips, a crescent moon

Melancholy's late night
Moody tune of
Rattling; Coughing
A prayer
Or two.

Time, a fumbled mess
Followed by...
What day is it?

Tinted lids of pink
An ocean of white waves
A mask to mask
The cordless puppet's face

Waxing, Waning
Lips of wax


An earthly hole
Heavy box
Far too light

Floral purple covers
In a tomb of jewels

An abandoned Temple,
Hidden in a sea
Of junk.

Useless mementos.

Dirt on wood
Carvings in a rock,
Late to arrive.
A prayer--
Or Two!
Lace of Navy blue
Just for you.

No more you

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Copyright 2020 JustAnEarlyBird
Published on Sunday, July 26, 2020.     Filed under: "Personal" and "Poetry"

Author's Note:

A poem about my memories concerning my mother's funeral.
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  • Phalanx On Saturday, August 1, 2020, Phalanx (746)By person wrote:

    I feel like a mistake, most days. Like there's something wrong with me by comparison with this world. I say, fuck the world. I don't need the rest of them to live on.

  • Alanarchy On Tuesday, July 28, 2020, Alanarchy (1220)By person wrote:

    When a well-wish, or condolences sounds like cursing. A smell of flowers that changes what the smell of flowers means to you forever. Time heals. But what good can that do for a person who is forced motionless while time goes on without them? Snowstorm nailed it: SURREAL. But also too real. Feels so personal. I almost didn't comment. But I've been to that valley. And so I say thank you, and please write on. I'm a fan.

  • TropicalSnowstorm On Monday, July 27, 2020, TropicalSnowstorm (1763)By person wrote:

    Interesting piece, I like the way the images flash by and your point of view comes across as a disconnected observer. Very much how surreal a funeral can feel. Great job! Ciao, T/S Scholar

  • JustAnEarlyBird On Monday, July 27, 2020, JustAnEarlyBird (48)By person wrote:

    Yes. Surreal is a good word for it. It's taken me a year to piece all the moments together, to make sense of it all. I'm glad you enjoyed reading this piece. And Thank you for your feedback, I really appreciate it!

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