Sunday, August 24, 2014

Death is Not a Preamble

Death is not a preamble
it is not a transient depot
on the way to glorious eternity.

Death is not a
bit of unpleasantness
to be endured briefly
as the soul continues its ethereal journey.

It is not complex,
it is not inexplicable,
it is as simple and straightforward
as the final song of an aged sparrow
as it falls from its tree
into the waiting earth and
quickly transformed into its carbonaceous parts
to feed the earth and continue the cycle.

Life is the wondrous malady
we all share that will
inevitably take its departure.

We are the transient exemplars of
our species that requires
our individual deaths so that

it may live on.

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