This Christmas time, my mind
Is racing with thoughts of death.
The woman in the road
The loyal dog that crumbled to ash in my hands
The grandfather I did not get to bid farewell…
The fathers that faded away before their time,
Hurting the loved ones in my life
I close my eyes and see demise
The permanence of death that floods my head
How do I stop this whirlwind and
Succumb to peace instead?