Death Becomes Her

death becomes her…
smoothed the seams
that lined a tired face
erased the hurt
from eyes of green flint
hushed the blush
that colored angry cheeks
purged the pain
of a life, empty and spent

death becomes her…
hollow hope packed
its overstuffed bags
romantic ruminations
stepped out the door
borrowed tomorrows
went on vacation
and now sleeps serenely
beneath sandy shores

© 2019 KT Workman

Photo via Pixabay

11 thoughts on “Death Becomes Her

  1. This is so strong, It speaks to me of the fetishization of female suffering, the young (usually naked) woman on the slab of multiple police procedural shows. Aren’t we done with that yet? Evidently not.

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