These walls are mute,
built of wood, which burns
better than blood,
but they shall sleep
with many sounder souls hereafter.
If they could speak,
these walls would lie;
they know mouths hold ghosts
worse than rope-burned rafters,
and spread the stain much faster.
Posted on 08/01/2008Copyright © 2020 Matthew Zangen
this is very haunting and speaks volumes.
I really like the phrase of the "mouths..... spread the stain faster".