Monday, April 17, 2017

"Voidcraft" by Ben Mirov

April is National Poetry Month! Here is a poem, "Voidcraft" by Ben Mirov, that reflects pretty much anything I've ever tried to say as a poet, and pretty much the constant background idea burbling at the bottom of my psyche.

by Ben Mirov

When the time comes for you
to board death’s shifty raft

of mirror shards and plastic coffee cups,
I hope you’re ready.

I hope you’ve made peace
with everyone you’ve ever done wrong

and you feel no more use for pencils
and your robe is warm and dry

and nothing obstructs
your view of the void.

When the moment arrives
I hope you pass through the membrane

that separates this world
from the next whatever

snowstorm wishbone yadda yadda
with very little pain. And a modicum of pride.

That’s all I have to say for now.
That’s all I ever have to say.

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