Some day I'll go to sleep
and not wake up again
and others may grieve
while I slumber

That final step
is one of many steps
yet notable
for being the last

All good things come to an end
I don't know when or why
yet I am quite certain
nobody lives forever

People I've known have died
some have killed themselves
some took every medicine they could
others let nature take its course

My body that I love so much
try to care for and challenge
that is so much a part of me
will sleep some day, and not wake

The one predictable thing about the future
the one we least want to predict
my cat died long ago
my parents more recently

And at the appointed time
whenever that may be
I will follow them all
only love will survive

and there will be peace