Eventually comes the time of dying.

Let us make our preparations.

Do not set the table.
Rather, unset the table.
The dishes must be put away.
The time for eating is past.

Shrink your world down to a chair,
then shrink it to a bed, finally
to a place within the bed.

Ask for one last kiss.

Sleep will come.
Let it hold you close,
until the dreams arrive to
cover you.

Enfold yourself.

Then pass.

March 30, 2008


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