After Life and Death
Watch This Space
Life is an interruption
an uncalled for shock
as unexpected as green sky
out of nowhere, an aberration
an explosion in a sea of darkness
diminishing like a firework.
Death is forever patient
always content to play that waiting game
you could say the ultimate backdrop
increasing prominence with age
and when the glass is emptied of the last grain
returns the equilibrium of eternity.
Afterwards, thank God,
we can all breathe a sigh of relief –
and get back to what we were really doing!
© Richard Scutter 9 October 2010
... but in the mean time, and coming back to Earth, I might just have time to place the occassional post.