Elemental Romantic

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Sometime ago I thought a romantic

send-off into the great ethereal beyond

was to have my vacant physical body

put onto a pallet of wood logs bound together

sent off to float on water and air whilst aflame

into twilight, stardust, and moonglow

surrounded by the elements that buoyed

my astral and physical bodies in the before time

when I was vivacious — soaking up

nature’s bounty

star ashes to earth ashes

fiery marrow dust to gaseous decomposing dust

ocean drops to salty dissolution.

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Queer Writer & Poet | Sex and Sensuality | Health and Wellness Interests | Personal Experience | LINKTR.EE/TOLBERTMBB | Instagram @tolbert_on_medium

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Queer Writer & Poet | Sex and Sensuality | Health and Wellness Interests | Personal Experience | LINKTR.EE/TOLBERTMBB | Instagram @tolbert_on_medium

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