From the earth

Bury me here among

the trees and let the roots

entwine my body and take from

me all they need; and let me

be in the earth again as parts

flowing out to the whole.


For I am not apart or separate from the earth,

not above it or below: just a creature

among creatures, of the same substance,

forever earthen like the pot from which

I eat and the mud that makes the brick.