• Last Breath

    by Golnoush Pak

    The world around me is quiet

    Like there is nothing
    Not even a single soul…but me
    Sitting on this old chair
    My mind surprisingly empty of thoughts
    As I stare at nowhere…
    Toward emptiness perhaps
    I can’t even feel myself breathing
    My heart doesn’t beat
    I feel just like this old chair that I’m sitting on
    With an old soul
    Showing few signs of being alive
    It’s not bad … It’s peaceful
    It is the peacefulness of the chair I feel
    Footsteps coming towards me
    A fresh, happy soul sits upon my lap
    A smile forms on my dry lips unconsciously
    She is young and very energetic
    She puts her hand on my arm
    “Sir, are you alright?”
    Her voice is sweet
    Minutes rock slowly
    Until I am no longer chair
    I hover above my creaking frame
    I see the girl
    Sitting in its lap
    She will likely walk away
    But I don’t want her to
    Desire is still within me
    Her living spirit brings me joy
    Makes me believe there is hope
    Even in this place beyond hope
    Where I see my body from above
    And I see hers
    Leaving me
    In stillness



    posted to Cedar Street Times on October 17, 2013

    Topics: Young Writers' Corner


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