Something Wild in the Earth
There is something wild in the earth. Both living and dying
ask a blood sacrifice. I could easily choose
to step back that scattering of centuries and seek
mound burial — with the best white stallion
led down to go with me. I have had some
mastery of the flesh in my time and choose
to be buried standing.
Image credit: Rick Cox @ Flickr
Originally published at Loren Eiseley Ideas.