Dead Lungs

(Originally written: December 29, 2020)

My chains failed me once.
And I floated
Free to go on
If I so willed it

I floated unbound
Unfeeling and so uncaring.
Wondering what kept me close
Twist cliff and sea
Heart empty

Was it the hollow soul
That drew me to salvation
Resetting me to a purpose
The only purpose
To live

A revenant knows only one order
For that
It needs no beating heart
No begging for succor
No burden of choice

And so
I am handed fresh strength
Simply chanced upon.
For this revenant
Had not flung himself too far