Epitaph: fire sorrowful loving
I feel your loving gaze
and sorrowful, tender heart
as you stand near my vanquished body,
cold and peacefully returning to the earth.
I have left the fire behind.
Let its flames warm you and fill your
open heart. Attend to its path and flight.
Don’t let it blaze out of control. Don’t ignore it or
damp it down until it dies out.
Cherish this life.