death moment

like a droplet falling
into a pond
and the ripples stilling

death comes
not like the scythe man
in drama and glory

death comes like breathing out
like a leaf separating from a plant
like a wave drawing back from the beach

we grasp at our lives,
hold tightly, grimly, desperately,
gasp for the next breath

but at that moment
death takes you like a lover
and you follow

this must be true
because I’ve never seen a death moment
that wasn’t beautiful


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