a manikin with an expiry date?
a soul's gate to heaven?
if the human body is special
why does it go cold and stiff and foetid
like rats and roadkill?
why do we sanctify with ceremony?
to ward our mortal fear?
do you really think we can feel a rose?
or hear a mower?
do you really think these gestures
practical and romantic, irrespectively
are for the dead?
someday we'll lift thoughts from the brains of the dead
like recovering lost data from a laptop
there is but one thing that follows life:
and the Liffey River if you believe i the same book i do