Morning, Mourning Jeff Buckley

What Music Speaks, part three

Tracy Lynne Oliver
Jun 20, 2019 · 4 min read

Behind the curtain-eclipse the birds sing the day awake. In the warming dim I see his hair spiderwebbed across the pillow, haloing the youth of his head. His face, his body, oh so cold, oh so thankfully covered. The dull smell of death heavy in the room where the birds’ songs fight the quiet, stir the still. I, unlike the birds, break the quiet.