Immortality

Leaves crinkle.

Frogs croak.

People die.

But what if-

We didn’t?

What if-we lived for one thousand years,

longer than the trees!

I scoured the earth

for what I wanted. Until I searched

for what seemed eternity. And I

thought-Is this really a good

idea? Outliving my generation to be

all alone? But I continued on.

I knelt down to touch the

Earth. And prayed to the God of

Gods. Until I prayed for what seemed

an eternity. And I thought-

Is this really a good idea? Cheating

Death forever? But I continued on.

I climbed a cliff and opened my

mouth as big as Neptune. Until

I held it there for what seemed

eternity. And I thought-is

this really a good idea? But I continued on.

I walked on and on.

For what seemed eternity.

But then-I saw the curved sharpness,

The empty face, and the crooked cowl of

Death itself.

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