Life Song

I sucked the marrow out of the bone of life

And make it whistle for me the song of my death;

And my death shall lead my life like a mother goose.

 

I begin now at 45,

Let loose my tongue,

And hurl my words at the world.

 

Through the folly of my fallen body and failing health,

I lie because I can, and believe in nothing for nothing’s sake;

And I perfume my breath so that sweetness may mask my death.

© shywolf 2021
critique and comments welcome.
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Ifyouplease

I can’t believe this one has no comments, it is superb!

Bhi

This is superb. The lie of death is the heart of this wonderful poem. Will look for more of your writing.

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