The Visage of Death

The visage of death illustration
I have seen the visage of death –
saw it before through the face of others;
now, in the mirror’s deceit
a fleshless arm extends,
inviting me beyond the dark abyss.
I glimpse forbidden shores –
Lethe’s waters calm my restlessness,
evoking sublime dreams.
Almost touching, the vision fades –
this starry mystery recedes a little more.