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Deathbed Pillow Talk

Comfort lives in the between-world

By Catherine KenwellPublished about a year ago 1 min read
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Others tell me

you’re a ghost, an apparition, unreal

That I shouldn’t call your name

or inhale the memory of your fragrance

But oh, how I cherish the sound of your laugh

and the comfort I feel in your presence

Will it always be like this? Please

tell me yes, because I never want to miss a moment

of our between-worlds, our after-words,

our deathbed pillow talk

(Oh yes, how divine, I remember)

What spell have you concocted,

to delight me when I should feel so forlorn?

How do you soothe my heart,

how do you embrace and comfort me

if you’re unreal?

Oh, be you a ghost, an apparition, unreal

I will call your name and inhale the memory of your fragrance

as you are here with me, and I with you, in

our between-worlds pillow talk.

love poems

About the Creator

Catherine Kenwell

I live with a broken brain and PTSD--but that doesn't stop me! I'm an author, artist, and qualified mediator who loves life's detours.

I co-authored NOT CANCELLED: Canadian Kindness in the Face of COVID-19. I also publish horror stories.

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  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarranabout a year ago

    Whoa, this was so deep. Very beautifully written and packed with emotions. I loved it!

  • Colt Hendersonabout a year ago

    I found this poem leaving me wanting. I wish I had that experience with someone, but people call me heartless. I still loved the imagery!

  • Kelli Sheckler-Amsdenabout a year ago

    wow, such depth and emotion

  • Babs Iversonabout a year ago

    Spectacular, lovely comforting poem! 👏💖😊💕

  • C. Rommial Butlerabout a year ago

    Lovely sentiments.

  • Gerald Holmesabout a year ago

    So beautiful. It touch's the heart.

  • Novel Allenabout a year ago

    Be well Catherine. well said.

  • Cathy holmesabout a year ago

    This is beautiful. Well done.

  • Kat Thorneabout a year ago

    That was beautiful, great job!

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