Near Life Experience


I had it once-

a life.

At least one worth the living.

This present state-

well, I'd hardly call

that worth it.

But yes,

once upon a happier time,

I experienced life

as life is meant

to be experienced.

I gloried in it,

basked in it,

ran wild with it.


I dwell in it,

tolerate it

and simply,

exist in it.

It was nice,

while I had it

for that,

'all-too-short' time

so long ago.

And the memories

of that time-

they grow fainter, dimmer

and more distant

with each passing day

of this present life's,

catatonic state.

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