June 16th, 2018

Shaman - Horse

Poem - Until Finality

The poem “Until Finality” was inspired by a mention in an audit book. The author shared that people have their favorite “lasts”, be they drinks, dances, or partners. This prompt became the metaphorical foundation for my poem.

Until Finality

My life resolved around the last
premise sought in precipice
when the end decides my fate
by the drink or the dance

what came before was the lead
flutist calling those who hear
presenting options as I proceed
following blindly as instrument

spinning gears in the machine
for the goal at the last ticks
clicking down as if in a dream
what’s beyond an interim course

these are the avenues I’m bequeathed
walking miles until that time
marking what comes in between
as the space before the end

a star shining in darkened sky
pointing downward as if to say
finality seeks to resolve
dearest wishes from the heart

now the last becomes the first
defined by my will to endure
passage sought to survive
until finality has arrived.

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