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Monday, June 23, 2014

The Soul and the Sigh

          one day in your life,
that one day will be the last;
with the last word spoken,
          the last thought done
and the link broken;
of that it's certain;

          but we pretend not to know,
because we don't know
the date or time or moment;
          though it will come all the same,
where we shall slip past the frame
and life will no longer wait for you;

          your collected memories will gather dust:
physical, digital -- all indivisible
to what remains of the past;
          where even if you leave a mark,
you're a word repeated without its spark,
a voice no more with a vote to cast:

          for once the breath is defeated
what you are will be no more,
and where you go will mystify;
          everything you ever thought you created,
the materials of your life are
recycled as sunshine, rain and sky;

          for one day in your life,
that one day will be the last;
with the last word spoken,
          the last thought done
and the link broken
between the soul and the sigh.

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