I cannot imagine a soul apart from the body.
And, I understand the dynamics
of soul-attachment are not meant for me to know.
But if I, my soul, am to float away up into the heavens
upon whatever breeze that blows when I die,
I would like to enjoy the ride with the body
that I leave behind.
There are those, perhaps many, who look forward
to that day of detachment from disease, paralysis
and fear that inhabits the corporeal.
Yet, what is this the Psalmist writes, God keeps
alive and restores souls? Does this not change
the yearning for moving along after death
if maintenance is still required?