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I'll return to that time and space that was my home.
By Ruth McKendree Treen
Winter 2012 11.1.12

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autumn leaves (@ Michael Sick/iStockphoto)

(@ Michael Sick/iStockphoto)

Perhaps on a day
     very much like today
     I shall die.
     A pleasant July,
     warm and kind.

It might be September
     when summer is ending
     and autumn begins.

If I die in winter
     my ashes will mix with the snow
     and melt into spring
     as willows turn soft and green.

—And then I’ll return
     to that time and space
     that was my home
     before my birth.

This article appeared in the Winter 2012 issue of UU World (page 21). See sidebar for links to related resources.

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