I am man, not real or imagined, a slumbering beast erupted from dirt. My name is unimportant, though it might have some bearing on my fate. If I knew it, I might not claim it.

I see the sun, not as I remember, but as a dim light with dim warmth, cascading onto my limbs, into my eyes, upon my gulping throat. Such simple nourishment for the starving darkness.

Bruises from sternum to groin, dank grey flesh, partially consumed by heedless worms, I am unaware of pain. Emerged from the wet soil, I am renewed. For what purpose, I do not know. To breathe again, nostrils engorged with sweet air. I will journey, but to where? Who are my foes? Who planted their spade upon my bed and walked away, satisfied? I do not know. My renewed breath and this resurrection of mind will answer what needs answering. Vengeance or beginning, I do not know. But purpose, yes. I will find it when it comes due.


17 thoughts on “Resurrection

  1. painkills2 October 20, 2016 / 2:42 am

    I think you’re trying to tell us that Donald Trump used to be dead, but somebody evil reanimated him and now his purpose is running for president. 🙂

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  2. D. Wallace Peach October 20, 2016 / 2:24 pm

    I love your writing. This was intense, Steven.
    Also, Painkills2 had the best comment ever. Ha ha.

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    • painkills2 October 20, 2016 / 11:37 pm

      Steven’s like, Yikes! And I’m like, run for cover! The end of the world is near! 🙂

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      • D. Wallace Peach October 20, 2016 / 11:48 pm

        It was a great piece of writing and your comment cracked me up. 19 more days.

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      • Steven Baird October 20, 2016 / 11:58 pm

        *sigh* that many? I think I’ll stick to fiction… I’m not sure I want to think about the alternative.

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      • Steven Baird October 20, 2016 / 11:53 pm

        It wasn’t a bad yikes (unless it happens)… it was a ‘yikes, what if it’s true?’ 🙂

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  3. patriciaruthsusan October 21, 2016 / 8:07 am

    Your piece was creepy but great. The comment by painkill made me laugh out loud. I thought zombie also. Loved this and the comments, Steven. 😀 — Suzanne

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    • Steven Baird October 21, 2016 / 10:08 am

      Thanks, Suzanne. Zombie Trump is scary than anything I could imagine. Someone should write that book! 🙂

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