I wonder if it is right that I sometimes see Death in my dreams. I see the messenger first, in a black cloak, and then Him nearby, noose in hand, ready to drag me into the fiery depths of Hell. Scares the Hell out of me actually, and I wake up with a start ready to try and outrun Him!
Charon, the ferry guide across Styx
comes calling in dreams every night;
Callous to my sweaty brows and fear,
coin, for final journey, he keeps near;
Chiseled fate, is Hades arriving soon?
Coal black, the sky now in new moon,
Caliginous steps I see, with last light.
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(April 3rd, 2012)