Bury Not My Ashes in Desert Sands

Stuart Watkins

not in the deep dark dry desert sands, please

it may take too many blue moons

to circulate in earth’s ever changing changing

toss them into a stream, river, or ocean

free, free to swim with swimming fish

roll with rolling lapping tides

oh, yes, take them on a cruise

toss them overboard on a starlit night

if there is thundering thunder

lightning slashing through the sky

toss them away

never mind

never mind

I will enjoy

I will enjoy

I will thank you