The Gift of Myrrh

The Gift of Myrrh

Veiling the spicy scent of necrosis

that accompanies all bitter death,

using the sweet balm of myrrh,

always a prefigurement to eternal rest.

While the bent forms of priests,

with drab discs for eyes,

collect dropped alms,

and pray by way of bewitching hymns,

as perfumed beasts guard the walls,

the dead will find

an absence of air, but no lack of charity 

within their enclosed closets

of silence and isolation.

They will also find no absence of myrrh

Linda Imbler

Linda Imbler’s poetry collections include three published works by Amazon, “Big Questions, Little Sleep,” “Lost and Found,” and “Red Is The Sunrise.”  

Soma Publishing has published her three e-book collections, “The Sea’s Secret Song,” “Pairings,” a hybrid of short fiction and poetry, and “That Fifth Element.” 

She is a Pushcart and Best of the Net nominee.  Examples of Linda’s poetry and a listing of publications can be found at

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