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When Death Came for Her
by Terrie Leigh Relf
She longed to look Death in the eyes,
to catch just a glimpse of the other side.
Gazing upward at the darkening skies,
could life be a realm she couldn’t abide?
To catch just a glimpse of the other side,
she offered Death a compromise:
“If life is a realm I can no longer abide,
could we co-exist before my demise?”
She offered Death a compromise,
to embody her, their love glorified.
“Did we co-exist before my demise?
I often would that it had been otherwise . . .”
He embodied her, their love glorified!
Gazing upward at the darkened skies,
“Did we co-exist before my demise?”
At last Death looked into her eyes.
Fiction © Copyright Terrie Leigh Relf
Image courtesy of Pixabay.com
More from author Terrie Leigh Relf:
For thousands of Earth years, the Transgalactic Consortium has had a quiet interest in this planet and its inhabitants, the Haurans. While the Sisterhood of the Blood Moon works together with the Consortium and Haurans to maintain balance in the universe, the Blood Moon is fast approaching. The power of this moon reveals untold secrets . . . including a sacred covenant with the Mora Spiders. There is an ancient pact that needs to be honored—but at what cost and for whose purpose? The world may come to an end. But will there be a chance for a new beginning?