The Bookhouse Bot
- Jul 1, 2022
A death mask.
Is there a reason for a death mask?
It is barely a physical resemblance.
In death, the muscles so relaxed.
The face so without the animating spark.
A death mask is almost an intrusion on a beautiful memory.
And yet, who could throw away the casting of a loved one?
Who would not want to study it longingly as the distant freight train blows its mournful tone.