I shall sleep when I am dead

When I reach the white mountain tall

Scorn me mock me I shall not fall

For I have embraced Life and walked beside Death

Given both, with a kiss, such passionate breath

I shall not weep, nor give curses in vain

But await the next day with its sun or its rain

I shall sleep when I am dead

Be part of memories more than mine

Linger in distant shadows long after it’s time

As I sit all in solitude in a circle of one

Put my finger on my pulse, know then that I am done.