10 November 2010

In Memorandum.

I died last night.

The crows pierced the clouds overhead and the stars fell in and I died. Glistening veins pouring like a river, slinking over time-worn bones and the worms. Breeding, bursting, popping inside like crackling wood. Fires of love and life smoldered to a slow smoky trail of ashes. A blinding light, trailing over fingers, twitching as they curl under for the last time. Cold steel divides the line between flesh and meat, extracting my insides. Questioning the manner in which I passed. Burning skin twisting in the flames as it chars into dust.

Let me join my brothers.

Ahead is green. Seeping into the risk of me. Breathing for me. Being me. Thoughts faded and irrelevant to doing. Expectations rinsed away to expose the very center of me. Existing as a memory of many.

I am free.


Photo credit: lorettaflame from morguefile.com

19 comments:

Marisa Birns said...

You do the poetic prose so well and lovely. Perfect imagery.

"Fires of love and life smoldered to a slow smoky trial of ashes."

Just wonderful.

Laura Eno said...

Brilliant imagery!

Nameless said...

This left me virtually speechless. Amazing writing, Carrie, as always.

--wiredwriter

Jason Coggins said...

I am so glad "Ahead is green". Thank you.

Icy Sedgwick said...

Perfectly apt for this time of year.

afullnessinbrevity said...

Beautiful.
Adam B @revhappiness

Sulci Collective said...

I sense a transformation coming on. Liminal. Nice.

marc nash

Jodi MacArthur said...

Amen.

Bukowski's Basement said...

Harrowing and dare I say, perhaps liberating...

Pamila Payne said...

Let's have a moment of silence for that beautiful prose.

Posey said...

"The crows pierced the clouds overhead and the stars fell in and I died." Love that.

MkCrittenden said...

ONWARD TO VALHALLA!

Craig Daniels said...

for a moment I wished i could be a companion on the journey... nicely written...

Carrie said...

Thank you all so very much. Let's hope it's truly this peaceful.

Linda said...

I like your spin on death. Peace...

Cathy Webster (Olliffe) said...

Long live Carrie!

John Wiswell said...

Enjoy living again at the new URL!

Rachel Blackbirdsong said...

Carrie, this is simply gorgeous. My favorite line, "Ahead is green. Seeping into the risk of me." Just just sings to me.

Madam Z said...

Eighteen hotly chilling sentences perfectly defining "the line between flesh and meat." Carrie, this is a true work of art. I salute you.