Ashes to ashes,
dust to dust,
but what about the part

in between
the two extremes,
the part with brain and heart?

How did the ashes,
how did the dust,
ever get so smart

that they could turn
into a thing
it hurts to break apart?

How did the ashes,
how did the dust,
command that mystic art

not of learning
how to end
but learning how to start?