Dying For Immortality

We live to die to live in memory

even if that memory is infamy

at least we’ll live till infinity

unlike all those who died in anonymity

never known

never forgotten

never known they were ever forgotten

or ever known they were ever forgotten

what’s the difference

when

the present perfect

has been as clear as yesterday’s memory

now you know

you knew more when you knew nothing

as long as you are breathing

you can read this

so even if you’re an idiot

(though I’m not saying you are)

you now know more than all dead geniuses

and isn’t this the meaning of life:

life

to keep living

to live and breathe

in poetry.

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