Poetry

Day

Written by Jacob Ibrag

‘Please state your full name,’ and so you

do. ‘Can you tell us today’s date?’ Staring out the

window, you shake your head no. ‘Do you practice any

religion?’ You expose the tattoo on the right side of your rib

cage, ‘maybe I did, I think I used to.’ They ask to take a picture.

You let them. ‘Where were you?’ You scratch the back of your left

hand and talk about the ink shop that was owned by a man with

two heads. ‘No. Where were you when the sun left?’ You take in

their question and throw a quick grin, ‘there was a funeral.

The family couldn’t afford a decent casket, so a couple

of friends chipped in. The day the Sun divorced

the Earth, I woke up from my death.’


Photography by Alex Stoddard

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32 comments on “Day

  1. Beautifully crafted piece of written work!

    Liked by 3 people

  2. All I could think of was the film Beetlejuice. I love that about this, well done.

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  3. Wow… I loooovvveee!!!!!!!!! Marvelous!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. I am a bit of a nut for post-apocalyptic works. This is one of the most haunting pieces I’ve read in years. It’s so brilliantly short in length that it gives no room for guessing what might be going on here. There is no argument. There is simply a palatable truth in the room (shared between those in the conversation) that something final has happened. Great job.

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  5. Wonderful indeed!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Taptutor

    So deep I had to read it at least 3 times! Gripping!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Breathtakingly intriguing! ❀

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  8. You have a winner here! I especially love the closing lines:

    “‘there was a funeral.

    The family couldn’t afford a decent casket, so a couple

    of friends chipped in. The day the Sun divorced

    the Earth, I woke up from my death.’”

    Very hauntingly beautiful!

    Meno<3

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  9. Reblogged this on theherdlesswitch and commented:
    Here’s a beautifully haunting poem about the end of the world, by Eyepluswords! Check out their awesome blog for tons more poetry!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Dang this is super creative. Jealous in a good way

    Liked by 1 person

  11. I love this one!

    Liked by 1 person

  12. The image is amazing.. I feel the intensity of your words.

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