Sunday, January 5, 2014

Two women have a conversation


Naomi:
Go away from me
I leave to die
life with me is
only death
only death
death a blinding light
slicing my heart
splintering my veins
go away from me
I will lay down
and die

Ruth:
Death is not the end
death in life is the end
I will not go away
for where you go
I go I go with you
by you to walk
at your side blocking
the blinding light stopping
the splintering veins
we will stand up
and live


Illustration by Sallie Stone via Public Domain Pictures. Used with permission.

3 comments:

Anne Peterson said...

I liked this. I could imagine overhearing the two of them filled with the passion Ruth felt and how it touched Naomi's heart.

nance.mdr said...

and off
they went

not
the end

elisabe7h said...

Beautifully loving spunk!