The Matters of the Living are Beyond Her Now by Bogdan Dragos

The stone statue of an angel resting her head upon a gravestone in the graveyard
Image Source: Snappa

I watch her every evening

until late

at night

I’m always looking

under her skirt

Most of the times she’s

wearing black

and doesn’t bother to use anything that

may absorb her blooming


The matters of the living

are beyond her now

She stopped eating and

weighs just a bit more than a

young lamb

She writes poems that are really

love letters

addressed to a potential lover

with whom she wants to

suicide together

I love the fact that she

writes them

every evening until late into the night

right here in the cemetery

right above my grave

I just wish

I could answer her

or write back


Bogdan Dragos supervises casinos for a gambling company, working twelve-hour shifts locked in a dark office full of TV monitors. There he mostly daydreams and writes poems and stories. He also manages a poetry blog Daydreaming as a profession.

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22 Comments Add yours

  1. Oh, so sweetly sad 😥. Death, o death, where is thy sting that we may destroy it! This is a manifestation of true love, beyond death. An amazing piece, Bogdan. Keep writing. 💖

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    1. Thank you for the kind comment, Lamittan! (´・ᴗ・`)

      Will keep writing for sure. That’s a promise 🙂


      1. Most welcome, my friend. 🌜

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  2. Terveen Gill says:

    Bogdan’s perception of the supernatural and the deathly want of love creates a tale worthy of a graveyard setting. If only words and tears were enough to rouse the living and bring back the dead…but who says that no one’s listening. A sad and eerie story that teeters on the edge of life and death.
    Congratulations Bogdan!

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    1. (ゝ◡・)ノ Thank you, Terveen!

      I always wanted to write a story from the perspective of a dead man. Well, I guess here it is :)) I’m glad to know his cries are heard.

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  3. brittabenson says:

    Wow, love the unusual perspective. Gives ‘upskirting’ a completely different meaning. Your writing always surprises me, Bogdan, in the best possible way. Always thought provoking and intriguing. Your words linger and sometimes come back to haunt the reader. Wouldn’t have it any other way.

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    1. Haha, thanks! ( ๑‾◡‾́)

      I sure am glad to know someone likes it that way :))

      Thank you for the kind words 🙂

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  4. sereichert says:

    This is beautiful and haunting. You have such a way with writing.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Aw, thank you very much! (´。• ◡ •。`)

      Liked by 1 person

  5. gwengrant says:

    So reflective and tender. If only they could have met when they were full of life and love!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Thank you, Gwen!

      I guess there was a time when they were both full of life and love. That would’ve been childhood. Too bad it ended so early for both


  6. haoyando says:

    Wow, that’s really haunting. A potential lover to commit suicide together? That’s really … I need more time to digest this.

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    1. Aw, thanks!
      There are lovers out there who really think that’s the highest form of love ヽ(O_O )ノ


    1. ⊂( ・ω・*⊂)


  7. jonicaggiano says:

    Bogdan this is a thought provoking and interesting piece. I love both photographing angels and cemeteries. I can really see where this Idea could have come to your mind. Lovely piece. Sending hugs 🤗 Joni

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Thank you, Joni!

      ଘ(੭˃ᴗ˂) Yes, cemeteries sure are shrines of inspiration. Their true power shines best at night :))

      Liked by 1 person

      1. jonicaggiano says:

        My pleasure, I really enjoyed this piece. Thank you 🤗

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  8. Tara Palov says:

    Wow. Powerful words man!!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Thank you! ʕ→ᴥ← ʔ


  9. MichaelJ says:

    Great poem, death is irrevocable. Once your love is gone, there isn’t a two-sided conversation anymore. All the more reason to treasure every day you can be with them.

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