Death’s Door

when it's over, I want to say: all my life
I was a bride to amazement
I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms
I want to say: I lived to my utmost capacity

When the day comes,
when the great Doors of Death open for me
I want to welcome what lies beyond with open arms
I want to shelter in their embrace without fear
I want to acknowledge that I am only a single part of a greater whole
Each life a singular leaf,
a part of an ancient oak
Each heart a different note,
a different pulse in the song we call humanity

When the boat arrives,
Taking me across the river into the afterlife

When the golden gates open
And I don't know whether I'm entering heaven or hell

When it's cool grip entraps me
And I have taken my last look at the world I have come to love

I want to step through Death's door
Full of curiosity; wondering:
What's it going to be like,
In that mansion of shadows?

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