Death Rattle

Death Rattle

When you find another guide
To fight all your battles
And hush your death rattles
Through the cold night

Hand over the keys you hide
To forgotten doorways
Reward her with glories
So far unseen
Afford her new stories
With no history

Lying in silence, upon dirty sheets
Staring at the ceiling, waiting for release
Sensing a presence, I know I’m not alone
There’s no room to make peace, sleeping with a ghost

When you….

I gave you my haven, I’d have given you my blood
But all that I gave you was never enough
Our reflections are fading, our hearts somewhere else
The only shadows we cast now are of our former selves

When you……

(Copyright Mark James Pearson)