Orderly disorder

A calm prevails

He says to himself

“Hush! Hush!”

Bells ring menace

Death is making

Its own way

Wind gushes slow

Icicles on pane

Vision is blurred

He can’t see death

Thief so clever

A predator

On its way

Sting and poison

Never separate

Low long howl

Carry on its way

He hushes

And tries to listen

Stares down road

But oh! Darkness!

Death a nocturnal

Quietly takes away

Grips and he holds

To life to breath

Death overpowers

Drags him away

~~Surabhi Gupta