Death is the ultimate reality,
but… I refuse to fold
myself to crawl into a coffin
or, put myself to smoldering ember
to abdicate this world of living until
the bubbles in my blood actually
flush the acid down my body;
There’s always that ‘acid’ menacing
in our rear-view keeping watch!
.... I fear not!
I am not scared of death
What deters are the crematoriums, burial grounds
half-burnt dead bodies,
And to top it all
--the unlived secrets
of a transient world-hell or heaven, as people say!
One day, I know, I have to trespass the LOC,
Leaving the green earth with all her bounty…
I am ordinary…so, there’s no time to be wasted,
…let me hold my courage in my arms
till the last of the very last descend...