A Prevailing View of the World
A prevailing view of the world
Can infect so many things
Our language
Western tradition says
 that we are created
Live once
Gone
So when we speak
Of birth and death
We say that we are born
 a passive act
And die
 an active one
Thus excluding the possibility
That we live outside this life
Choose actively to enter it
And ignoring the reality
That we are forbidden
 to act to die
But must instead
Wait passively
For Death to take us

1/26/2009

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