“In the end everything will leave you.
You’ll have no one by your deathbed.
For everything that leaves,
An instant replacement
Lurks deep in the shadows.
Life’s never as empty as it seems
On the deathbed you may feel alone,
But that is because
You ain’t never looked into the cupboard,
Never shone a light upon those dark corners,
Or looked under the bed,
To find those monsters and angels.
At times you don’t even see that which is in front of you,
So close your eyes and
Shut them tight.
Then Imagine with all your might
Those replacements that appeared at
The very moment your loved one left.
Imagine where they might be…
Lurking under the bed?
Scurrying in the corner?
Clinging to the closet?
Are they somewhere unseen?
In the end everything and everyone will leave you
For all that leaves
Nature will find a replacement…