When I die, 
don't mourn 
or pray, instead
I feel, I'd respond better
to subtle puzzles
you might ponder
whose solution is me

...and I would pop
on the other side, if only
for a moment...

tethered in your space
yet unbounded

still as no ripple
on a pond

deep within 
the closed eye of you

surrounded by no time
surrounded by all time

such is prayer,
such is death?
(no god is God,
as God is god, 
you whisper,
then you ponder,
and You?) 

And I pop
for that moment

cc: Chagall 2021