if you do not understand the nature of fire
how it purges and burns out the dross of waste
while the seeds in the blackened ground
burst and are dispersed
if you do not comprehend this aspect of the process
how we all are carried forth in this blaze
and land in the fresh territory
of continued existence
if for whatever reason you do not get it
you have no way to go but back to earth
as if all that were left of you
is a pair of eyes weeping in the ashes
a legend to those who'll barely remember
the old dispensation and tales of tear-clouted dust...
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