The wake

The corpse has been laying on the table for months, filled the place with maggots and flies. We ignore it, hoping that open windows will clear the putrid smell, and Death will start to blend in. There hasn’t been warmth in the house, naturally, we’d all rather freeze than face the rotting flesh.

Perhaps it is time to dig a hole, let the earth claim back what it owns. We’ll never wash Death from carpets and curtains, of course, but at least we won’t have to stare it in the eye and pretend it’s alive anymore..

Standard

One thought on “The wake

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s