Can this be death?
“Oh tell me, God, can this be death?
The sweet-sour air which dawns on my breath?
I hear no angels
I see no light
Tell me, is there no battle to fight?
No awakened thought or poem or verse?
You steal my wheeze, you make it worse
Alas, God, don’t make me grey
I try to reach, you turn away
If anything, please tell me this
How can life come to end like this?
I did no evil, I shot no gun
I prayed to our Lord, the only one
Oh god, I feel it deep inside
the earth is light, alas! I shall die!
My head is all but sand, the ground is high
Water, deep water
Is this when I die? ……”
– A.S Nerdrum