Husband and wife asleep together
    On the last mile of their earthly journey.
Mostly sleeping now,
    Waiting for the end,
    Ready for the end,
A good life together, now to end together.

Children of the beauty of the cosmos
Lovers of the diversity of the universe
    Dust to dust
    Earth to earth
Returning into the great evolutionary epic.

Now together in the limbo of sleep,
    Yet aware of each other.
Space-time has narrowed;
    No more great thoughts;
    No longer deep debates;
A gift to the living now passing.

©2011, John A. Mills