Poemdog

Dogs 2020

We’ll All Be Dead Someday
(9/3/2020)


by
martial

marital

criminal

accidental

pathological

or just
plain stupid
causes

we pass
from one world
to the next
in a flash

we consider
our coming
deaths
to be tragedy

but when
we can see
that nature treats
such transition
as everyday
occurrence

as a logical
order
of existence

only ego

vanity

self-absorption

set us
apart
from the world
in which
we belong

we never
know how

exactly

we never
know when

precisely

until
our passing
occurs

with no time
left
to reflect

upon
the true
meaning
or our
demise

that surmise
remaining
for the survivors

those
much less
qualified
to judge

our less
than unique
lives