not the end of a journey
but the start of an adventure

not the pitch darkness of night
but the fresh brightness of day

not leaving loved ones behind
but finding old loved ones again

not the sadness of decay
but the joy of being reborn

not the fate of forgetfulness
but the recall of Awareness

not narrowband of the visible
but broadband to the infinite

not the prisoner in a cage
but the falcon flying free

not bound by space and time
but beyond both body and mind

not dust to dust we return
but star to star we soar

— Peter Y. Chou
     Los Altos Hills, 7/10/2006
     Poetry Workshop: Dorianne Laux & Ellen Bass
     "Imitating the Masters as Prompts for Poems"
     30th Annual Foothill Writers' Conference

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