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, a retired pharmacist and teacher, has been a long time writer and after 40 years is attempting to compile his writings into a volume for print. He has appeared in Dissident Voice and the Pagolin Review. His topics are frequently about the horrors of conflict, but also about the duality of the encounters in life. Read other articles by John.