#NationalPoetryMonth Day 8: Ferry Ride

And we go to the darker side with Day Eight.

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Image by Peter Fischer from Pixabay

 

 

Ferry Ride

 

One coin for a passage

laid against the tongue

in the silence of mourning

 

The rhythm of the dirge,

an echo of the River Styx

One coin for a passage

 

A glint of silver in the sun

payment for the ferryman

laid against the tongue

 

Honouring rite and ritual

while the living move onward

in the silence of mourning

 

 

 

 

© A. F. Stewart 2019 All Rights Reserved

 

 

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