the words on a tombstone

do practical things if you want your tombstone to read,

“they were practical.”

do what makes sense if you think it should say,

“their life made sense.”

do what the world wants if you believe in the epitaph,

“they did what the world wanted them to do.”

but if you want it to read,

“they lived every second they were given

and touched the sky every chance they had,

they burned and blazed in all the colors the eye can see

and left a hole shaped like them in the world

when they left.”

then do something else.



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