Startling Poetry: from Aelinos

 

I chose two very short poems,  from the book Aelinos* by Jai M. McGrainer, a chilling and original volume. Definitely recommend you pick up a copy!

 

*By the way, “aelinos” means a “dirge” or “a song of suffering.”

 

Something Like an Apple

when everyone else thought my life had been taken,

you held silent vigil to pray I’d waken.

You hoped a kiss might bribe The Reaper to forestall;

the gods were silent, and I was dead after all.

 

Sufferance

A customer reprimanded me on

the day you put my dog down,

“Hey there, doll face, smile more!”

 

 

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