ONCE YOU LEAVE(O Viking Funeral-
All that you own must leave too-
be donated away,disposed of..
to make an end of ends.Once you
are no longer,all that was yours
belongs to others.Even temporarily.
Attention to detail is required.Inventories.Assets
All dispersed .With forms appropriate to function.
Is this not the Zen of now?-to be aware
that every breath is both first and last..
and all life both gift and provisional.
We all know those who have passed
We adjust to ghosts and shadows
They are here but not here.Slim as photographs
digital and deleted.