In the black costume and
the executioner of the Underworld
curled up in a pit of black water
and like Hydra in the waters of Lerna
somewhere in our entrails he is hidden.
Accomplices and partners
Heavens not listening
voices to no avail
in the silence of Hades
The Grim Reaper’s only care is to take the two coins.
All the same for rich and poor
waters without return
the boat hastily descends into the darkness.