Eulogy Mine


A funeral today.

Instead of focusing on corpse, friend, death,

I focused on the music played,

The sky through windows,

Mind, brain, body,

Five swans flying by…

I did not cry.

I did not let in sentiment.


Coffin there,

She’s somewhere else.

So I resolved that when I die

I will not let or want onlookers, family,

Themselves to cry.

No tears ,

Because I am not here,

Just body’s form in


Instead, I urge with all my heart –

My living, beating, present heart,

Each attendee go into all their parts and focus,

All the time aware

Of where

They are.


Eulogy Mine 11.20.2015

Birth, Death & In Between II;

Arlene Corwin


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