Two Skeletons Embracing, Side by Side.
Two skeletons embracing, side by side.
Life’s not ending as it should, if those bones
aren’t embracing in the earth. Side by side
they rattle folks, remind us bags of bones,
that death is stalking us with every breath.
Two skeletons embracing on a bench,
a photographer’s trick on cheating death?
Perhaps a macabre scene meant to quench,
our natural fear of what comes next, after
death’s scythe falls and separates us from life.
All Hallows Eve we play at ghosts, never
thinking about our life ending, too rife
with possibility, each day pushes
death away, ’til one day back it rushes.