Sunday, December 4, 2011

The Afterworld

Splice this world with limbo to see the strong
suffer the will of those they called the weak.

This is where you turn and find Dante was
right. Half right at least. Here are demons
whose bed of ice is as far from hot springs
as you are from poverty in your dreams.

If you want to get a few things straight, ask:
Why can’t I believe only Eve was wrong?

There’s no one here who answers to that name.
There was only one Eve and one Adam,
though many facsimiles . Nothing grows
in the afterworld; of course nothing dies.

Weightless? How can you remember the earth
where the world is on the same plane with sky . . .

(4 December 2011 / II)

copyright 2011 by Floyce Alexander

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