Crossing The Bar

Satish Verma

Beyond the gaze there is a time zone 
of rumored agitation, 
when you cannot sleep. 
You open your eyes quietly to complain. 

The caretaker has prepared the shroud. 
Smoke is rising on the hills. 
Nobody walks with you.It is a 
lone journey, where centuries throw the dust 
on your hallowed gifts. 

The pyramid of signs, symbols, signatures, 
disappear in penultimate flare. 
Time to leave the waiting room. 

The resurrection will take place now; 
of fear, of despair, of foot steps in dark. 
I will hear them, holding my breath. 

Landscape will change into valley of tears.

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Suspense As The Pause

Haunting as fear "...I will  hear them, holding my breath..."