Me And My Mortality
We entered life together,
Seperated at conception,
He born directly into the world,
Waiting for me to follow,
Hiding in the tall branches and low fields,
In the speeding traffic and deep rivers,
In the aeroplanes engines and the sharks jaws,
In the dark chasms and the freak streak of lightning,
In the storms head and hopefully, one day, in the comfortable bed.
I know of him, I sometimes feel his presence,
He is ever at my shoulder and as I age gently reaches out a hand,
He has my face, my voice, my fears and my commitments,
And one day we are destined to meet in this land.
We will meet but we will meet only once and we both know this,
He has always known this and I learned when I was young,
We will stand face to face, and embrace where all things end,
And there share only two words, "Welcome friend."