A moral path, a minister might teach,
but to be sure, no living man can say
he knows a single fact on which to preach
the afterlife. Indeed, the light of day
is never done with history's sad heap
of cock and bull cosmologies. The best
believers still, are sleeping, snoring sheep,
unfit to serve or keep life's conscious quest.
While yet alive, the inner life of man
evolves appropriate to spirit's need.
The conscious mind discerns the karmic plan,
and follows where enlightenment might lead,
but still, the inexplicit keeps control.
The poker face of death still bluffs the soul.