Saturday, November 14, 2015

Second excerpt- The Bar At The End of The Earth

It laughs from the shadows behind the bar at the end of the Earth.

“Your pain is attestation you are still alive. Without pain there is nothing you fear to lose and nothing you will ever really love."

“Is that so?” The man cries into the empty glass hoping only poison will drip from his putrid corpse, so that he may indeed drink himself - to death at last. He raises his glass again.

It sighs.

“Alas, you have truly lost your way. Death does not await you here.”

Weak from his will to die,
The man raises a hand to cover an eye.
Here sunlight still finds me. Go away!
Am I doomed to live
Another mephitic day?

The Bar At The End Of the Earth- Gerry Aldridge