I want to have the blessing of a deathbed

In a house that is a shrine

To all the favourite parts of my life

I want to thank the well-loved bark of my body


For all it has done

I want my spirit to go out

Like a laughing child

Running through the fields

And all along the white sands of the sea

Ready for anything

Kerrie O'Brien is working on her first collection of poetry, Illuminate. Her work is at kerrieobrien.com