The Misfortune Teller ("Immortality")

Immortality
(biological - theological - historical)

Eat.
Excrete.
Then procreate.
Your part in Mankind's fate.

Gods
From clods
Of earth make Men
Who turn to dust again.

Lie.
Then die.
In stone they'll set
Your falsehoods, then forget.

Michael Murry, "The Misfortune Teller," Copyright © 2015