Death Wish

dressed in royal robes
she lay on her couch
faithful asp
fulfills her death wish
dignity intact
rest in peace
queen of the nile

I was fascinated by the life of Cleopatra when I read her biography. This verse, I dedicate to her memory.

7 thoughts on “Death Wish

  1. Strange coincidence! You’ve just reminded me of the time when I read about Cleopatra many years ago and my fascination about her life… I remember wondering what it might have been like for her courtiers who, it seems, willingly died with her so they could be by her side in their next lives… I wonder if that story was true…


  2. Greetings,
    Thank you for this beautiful dedication. It’s a real gift if we can ensure everyone’s dignity.
    All good wishes,


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