remember your death

remember your death
note to self

recollect this fact—
every thing returns
home—
no choice

blue whales and the
smallest shrew
all have an allotted
span—you do too

what to make of
this apparent time?
it’s both precious
and doesn’t matter

even stars sputter out
arrivals and leave-taking
can you celebrate
your homecoming?

3 thoughts on “remember your death

  1. Margaret Rooney

    I love the calm knowing in these poems..this one is especially moving and wise..
    I love : “it is both precious and doesn’t matter.”
    That captures our predicament exactly!!!

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