Birth and Death

they each have a language,
a message.
both speak of passion
both demand attention
neither are regulated
attempts to control
go unanswered.
birth, death
bring joy,
bring heartache

5 letters
a million expressions.

John Collins ia a retired pharmacist from the coastal Virginia area, now living in Central Virginia. His work has appeared in the Dissident Voice, Merak, Fourth and Sycamore, Aurorus and Blossoms, Pangolin Review and Galway Reiew. Read other articles by John.