I am ready for the one thousand and one death,
unhurried torturous and slow painful even to grotesque
death, which I’ve embraced multiple times without
any peevish complaints of my fate, trampled and
trodden in the jarring folds of hefty Earth.
Since my conception in the unfathomable wombs
of rusty mud I carried within my exposed heart
an aching fright of the howls of shrieking winds.
Today I lie decomposed a bleached carcass, a
bulbous mass of my former-self, insipid and pale.
The spectators can witness the mutilations of thousand
deaths incised on my bare veins as the raucous Earth
continues to compress me in her piercing buckles
grinding meat-loaf in an absurd Sisyphean procession
a futile, all a vain exercise, as I will rise again from
my frugal ashes, oozing out my aimless head born
from the vaginal tubes of the ashy soil, with a numbing
terror of the waling winds of sweeping autumn. Born
once again to die another one thousand and one deaths
just enough to cover a full circle.
26 thoughts on “One Thousand & One Deaths”
So utterly powerful and moving. Really well done!
Thanks Bill, for your kind words. Truly appreciate it!
You, my friend, are a wonderful writer!!
I am truly humbled, with your kind remarks.
Just calling it like I see it!
ha ha well weekend is coming, any plans for food and wine?
Always plans for food and wine. One of my many shortcomings! 😊
Well yeah may be get some good wine and cook something, any suggestions on wine?
Hmmmm… how about a petite sirah? Love the nose of that. Enough tannins to balance a rich sauce.
OK i am going to look for Sirah and get it for the weekend its getting cold here
Wonderful!!! The sirah that is, not necessarily the cold. 😊
Getting cold here (DC area) as well!
This is such a beautiful write. You are really really good
Thanks a lot Shantanu, thanks for your kind words!
Always my pleasure ❤️
With such beauty in your words you have the sheer ignorance of the humankind to live life like a hamster on a wheel and live the life of atrocities and pain again and again.Well done, Tanya.
Thanks Megha and you are spot on, the agony of taking many births and going through same pain again and again. Thanks a lot for your kind read!
My pleasure. I love writing about mortality and human ignorance
Well me too, it can’t get deeper and profound than that!
Thanks dear for reading out! Truly appreciate it!
Amazing piece! You are a master at imagery!
Aww, thank you so much for reading and kind remarks! Truly appreciate it!
Power packed with a thousand death before the final one very heart wrenching