Sea of the Dead


In the dim darkness

A vision

Quivering in the stillness

An unseen illusion


As the strings strum lifelessly

In the silence it plays

Haunted notes lingering

Suffocated in the dead of night


Alone you now lay

Tears wet upon your slumbering figure

A melody, I gently play

Holding to your hands of a thousand winters


Your breath

No hue of pallor in the night cold

Your gaze

A glassy reflection of stars in misery


Alone you now drift

Upon this grave of silence

I watch, and gently play

This song for your eternity


This passage, frozen in time

Trapped, forever in stillness


September 14, 2005