Taking pictures at funerals by Romina van Maaren (Lucent Dreaming Issue 8)

Hold still

While time passes
For us, not you
The flowers look lovely
On your clear light wood
I almost feel the warmth
With my eye’s hand,
Smooth and a splinter

Hold still

While I remove it
At least there is sunwarmth
And a nest against the sky
Light blue
Light veins
When we lift the spirit
To the underworld

Hold still

You are focused
We are blurred
The spirit we fight is ours
Yours has found the end
To all fights; the fertile battlefield
Grows greens
Around your soul

Romina van Maaren is a tattoo artist and language teacher. Her love for poetry started as an avid reader of everything her mum and the library supplied her with. Her love for languages led her to drawing, teaching and even to translating all sorts of words, subsequently leading to writing her own poems. Some of her work has already been published in anthologies… and there is more to come! Romina was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina some 37 years ago and adores living in Rotterdam, The Netherlands…for now.
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