Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The Curtain between Life and Death

Most of us live our lives with a curtain
between life and death established
like a brick wall,  
people can pass through
in one direction
, angels make sure
to maintain the barrier.

Then someone you love dies,
if they linger for awhile, you actually
catch a glimpse of what is on the other side. 
My mother talked about 
a large room with many chairs
some were elaborate others very simple. 

The room was full of people she knew
when her grandfather reached out his hand
she knew it was time to go. 

They walked through a curtain 
of flimsy silk leaving it fluttering, 
with their ethereal breeze

and in that moment 
I caught a glimpse of the room 
with many chairs.

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