. A bathtub is a dead man, and the shallow, tepid water his wife.
. My brother is dead. He is sinking, speeding up as he approaches
middle of the earth. He lost his life to the accelerating force of
settled into a smooth, uniform flow when he whispered, "we're all
. When the drains of the sepulchers are opened, the water that buries
dead runs out, and the dead are buried below, flowing radially
. The flow does not remain in an even state for long: it cuts into
of the dead.
. Why? There was a time we could buy and sell the sea, but we had no
. Whoever touches a dead body causes movements in the air at the
surface. An irregularity in the ripples will not let bystanders
dead. This stands between the dead and the living.
. It is not an English saddle, not a set of ice tongs, not my
. Violent men are already consumed at death, so a little more water
approach the drain on one side.
. On the other, the wives of the dead are forbidden to remarry, and
whirling of the living and the dead, a rotary motion, is introduced
flow, and their names are not cut off.
. Is that a cherry blossom falling through the sky, or a fleck of ash?
steven j. stewart