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Urn. Casket. Urn.
One by one my friends leave their remains
in cemeteries and a living room
and head out to the Other Side.

I plan to stay here for awhile.
I still like this body.
I still like this material world.

But matter doesn’t matter.
The Gnostics, who co-authored Christianity,
are very clear.
The things of spirit matter more.
That’s okay, isn’t it?

The Gnostics say that
matter is the opposite pole of purest soul,
but we need that pole.

Matter does matter
when you find yourself in the earth plane
with a baby mouth that has to learn how
to suck a breast.

Matter does matter
when everything you see depends on
what goes on in a material eye.

The Gnostics say
matter is part of a grander scheme of things,
where we souls all dropped out of our Source
so we could learn to love and play
before we all go back.

When, like a snake, I shed this skin,
I will give it a gentle, grateful goodbye.


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