The time has come to begin the end.

From the moment of birth, begins your death.

Paddle hard to get 'round that final bend,

But savor each moment, each life-giving breath.

I have reached my end tomorrow,

And yesterday I will begin.

You who mourns me in such sweet sorrow,

Dare I be measured by the fouls of my sin?

I will be gone, but still I am here,

Breathing, again, that one last rattling breath.

Patience it takes to wait, I have none.

In the beginning of my life, my death.