Death too Near

we too often live

with the illusion

of immortality

 

we can not

visualize our end

 

then Death

creeps in

to kin or friend

 

too many people

have died this year

 

relationships that had

been vital — have died

soured on the vine of jealousy

 

I am alone, but

I don’t fear death —

only a life

not fully lived

 

I despise the

infirmities

of aging

 

but I will not hide

beside my fireplace,

in the sanctuary of home

 

I will still climb

mountains

 

I will walk in

unknown lands

 

I will soar to

every dream

and savor

each morsel

 

though Death

may shadow near

 

I hold no fear

 

Only the fear

of a life not

fully lived

 

Namaya Oct 25. 2016

 

 

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