CONTEMPLATION OF THE END

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“multicolored abstract painting” by Joel Filipe on Unsplash

On a tombstone or wooden plank write: “The Adventure Continues”.

Options for the body, from least to best:

  1. Donate to science. This old, weird brain might be interesting.
  2. A sky burial or open air funeral pyre would be cool.
  3. My ideal end to this story would be to know it was coming to an end, walk into the desert or mountains, and lay in an arroyo beneath a juniper or on a mesa top under an old pinon. The coyotes and vultures, ants and beetles and crows should be my final attendants along with the wind and land (a thunderstorm would be nice too). If my bones are found later on, I would like them to be decoration and my skull decorated and placed atop a shelf of poetry books.

Poet. Philosopher. A sense of Humor. 60 years ago I rode the winds at the top of a tall cottonwood. Buy me a coffee @ https://ko-fi.com/danasanford

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