Slightly Ajar



How many deaths have I truly known?
Not wheeling corpses from empty homes

But lovers, family, foe, and friends
I've seen before, but won't again

If I never see a person for the rest of my life
Are they truly alive?

If they never see me for the rest of their life
Am I truly alive?

How do you know when someone's dead?
Must the ground rest on their head?

Or could it be,
Forever more,
That someone dies,
When you close a door
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Written on January 12, 2022

Submitted by dante_unknown on January 12, 2022

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme XX XX AB AB CC XDXD
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 429
Words 97
Stanzas 6
Stanza Lengths 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 4

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