Poem – “A Wedding for a Funeral” – Romance – 8/11/2020

As I crowned you plenty
With smiles owing up to Heaven,
Your arms that now embrace the lifeless voyage
To an eternity in peace,
You still part a mouth for a silent kiss.

In your barren glance,
I see a painted reflection
Of me, in a mind that grows deep,
Reaches high
Unto the sunset and sky.

I crown you with a wreath of white petals,
Lay a kiss upon your mouth,
Displaying the same pallor
As where I cannot see your face
Among the fairest clouds.

Your casket,
Your arms,
Your goodbyes,
Your silence
Is a vision I can only endure
For one second more,
When I place the lid atop the wholesome form
That has become empty.

I will bleed
For an eternity
Without you,
Without me,
Without need.