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What is Dying?

©Kevin Mayhew

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A ship sails and I stand
watching till she fades
on the horizon and someone
at my side says, "She is gone".
Gone where?
Gone from my sight,
that is all;
she is just as large
as when I saw her.
The diminished size and
total loss of sight is in me,
not in her, and just at the moment
when someone at my side says,
"She is gone",
there are others who
are watching her coming
and other voices
take up a glad shout,
"There she comes!"
and that is dying.
"For death begins with life's first breath
And life begins at touch of death."

John Oxenham

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