Today I sensed the demise of a man
I smelt death in an unexpected way
The sweet warm earth
Like a grave
In a polite exchange
We went our separate ways

Back to the earth
From which we are all made
We will go again
And all we ever hoped to be
Will blow away, with our bones forgotten

I will carry this burden of impending death
Alone in silence

I smelt the death of a man again
It was not the same
The pungent stench of an institution overcame my senses
He knew I could tell
He was going

Back to the earth
From which we are all made
We will go again
And all we ever hoped to be
Will blow away, with our bones forgotten

I will carry this burden of impending death
Alone in silence

Were these meetings by chance?
I think not
I was not mistaken
I struggle at the thought of what next awaits

I know the secret
The mind hides but the body betrays
I know the secret
I smelt the death of a man

Back to the earth
From which we are all made
We will go again
And all we ever hoped to be
Will blow away
With our bones forgotten

I will carry this burden of impending death
Alone in silence

I smelt the death of a man


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