People die.

Even Steve

Jobs and David

Bowie leave

the world – albeit


a different one

from when they arrived.


Innovators, life


their art has made

us better for what

they’ve made.


But the Cancer God

says – Now. Your

time is now


and the Earth must

learn to survive

on what you’ve provided


and to take it forward

from there. (Each of us

on our own,


a little hollow

and a little full

of what they

created and the vacuum

their exits inflate.)