Gateways Of Relativity what if death is the end?

what if death is the end?


The boy had just lost his father. Sobbing with eyes too proud for tears, he held onto the widow. Tucking her head under his chin, he closed his eyes, perhaps paying the first visit to this new graveyard. They stood alone in the chaos of the emergency room, each in a different world of grief. And I wonder standing here.

Where was that exact moment when he was and suddenly he wasn’t?

Is it that abrupt? Is it that absolute?

There is a last breath; yes, with a static heart. But that is not where we step into the underworld, anxiously glancing at that expensive watch waiting for the ferryman. It is at this time that resuscitation pumps the heart from outside. So you should make a point of encouraging those around you to go to the gym once in a while and learn CPR. Who knows they might be…

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Shutters X

The tenth of a series of twelve written at a shuttered window, and originally published in the anthology Terra Firma in 2004, with a reappearance on this blog in 2014.

Shutters X

Withering inside, it remains fixed
and free of device, the shadow’s carapace
dwindling with each [ ]


Source: Shutters X , by robert okaji.

New Friend

It’s astonishing how you made me get over her.
How you healed me of my past. Healed me of my pain that was ought to be eternal. Healed me from the person who caused the pain that was ought to cause the healing but now realize that waiting will cause my heart’s killing.
And today started like yesterday but not quite like yesterday or every day. [..]

Source: New Friend