Ashes and Wine

A small dash between life and death.
The just born and barely dead
connected by a tactile link
to touch for the first or last time.

Belief in a purpose – hope for a future.

Welcomed with tears and sent away
with a sea of open smiles.
To recycle a life – once more and again,
the hope that we will live on.
Our line was something to someone.

The meaning of life to find it.

Every person mindful of the next day
only considered darkly in the recesses
not held up to the light.
No one knows what will come next.

With thanks to Louise Brownhill for the words “tactile, recycle, mindful”.


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