Death II

And so death arrives
More often than not
We believe uninvited

But in truth
From the moment of our birth
Death is our companion

Peru 347Offering us opportunities to befriend her
Make our peace with her
Allow her a place at our table

Rarely are we wise enough
To accept deaths invitation
Choosing instead the pain and loneliness
Of our perceived failure loss rejection

If we could but know it
These homeopathic doses of death
Offer us immunity from suffering and oblivion
Which is what we most fear…