Poem 281 – After the Light

After the light the darkness
After the hope the oblivion
After everything nothing

Nieco, The Confessions of an Italian, 1858

There will come a time
When my time comes
At that time, nothing.


Dear readers,

The brief passage by Nieco was found in passing, and despite its brevity manages to convey a great deal, and is very powerful. I decided to challenge myself to write something even shorter, with something at least vaguely matching the impact of Nieco.

Kind regards,

The Hapless Neo-Romantic


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