Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Mind Cries and Swedish Whispers (a poem)

Credits blinked with chimes
crimson and snow Swedish caps
leading to the opening scene
A metronome of time
Flickers of sleeping sisters

Kvinna in white
waking to pain
following the voluminous sounds
of swallowing
and the rustling of sheets
enters the sight of quiet suffering
A maid prays for her dead flicka
Caring for her mistress
Coaxing away a misery unarticulated
in a red room
Sisters notice the whispers
of their schizophrenic minds
caring for each other with smiles
and resentment
The only dependable loyalty
are the warm billowy breasts
of a dedicated kvinna
nursing the rotting dead
who still cannot sleep


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