Apathetic Empathy

November 16, 2011
When the nerves have died
What else is there to do
Except float on in the empty

Why does the skin not melt with the heat of the fire?
Why do the rivers on the face not dry up?
Never ending cycle of

The darkness cloaks the dagger until it plunges deep,
Dragging across vital organs,
Tearing and ripping,
Flesh exposed.

Can the dead feel pain?
Do their hearts beat?
Do their brains function?
It seems so, yet not so –

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