A Poem by Tom Allen: A Strength That Is No More

 Tom AllenHow did I happen?

The big task- already it is right now.

I can only have my own experience: to a dying man, a girl looks good.

The meaning of vitality: there is a whole lot to know; remain on your own!

Is nature conscious, or in the abstract?

Never really lose track of time; what’s needed is a good intellect.

Despite it all, I have energy!

Here’s a deathbed wish: I am a life-being.

Accept the remainder; there’s only a little time left.

Live right where I am: Farewell all types of earthbound people.