Charm #77

image: 1 ⅛” diameter, charm: 1 ¾” x 1 ¼” x ⅛”

2018

metal charm, acrylic painting, Swarovski crystals

For this particular charm, which I also called “Death Regaled,” I wrote a poem that follows here.  “Death regaled, at midday He trod; / Breaching the labyrinthine City. / Gone were those who believed in God— / Death’s pall purveyed without pity. // Cacaphonous tunes He would hum— / The time of all-knowing had come. // St. Anne prayed, but she wasn’t heard; / Death’s horse braying at the unsung. / Yet, nothing but silence was stirred / For the last requiem bells had rung. // Cacaphonous tunes He would hum— / The time of all-knowing had come. // The stars that salted twilight dissolved; / Fires of oblivion consuming light. / Merciless Death and God had resolved— / The world we once knew would vanish from sight. //  Cacaphonous tunes They would hum— / The time of all-knowing had come. // My soul would be lost in stark wasteland; / Haunting in shadows no one could hear. / I’d leave handprints in the riverbed’s sand / To let Death and God know I was here. // Cacaphonous tunes They would hum— / The time of all-knowing had come.”