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
Unsettling
 
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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