Legacy

What is the legacy of this moment?
That it came by and then it went?

What is the legacy of this heartbeat?
That the heart beats with purpose is just a romantic conceit?

What is the legacy of this breath?
That it will help defer the moment of my death?

What is the legacy of this day, this date?
That I almost made a trick with the hand dealt by Fate?

What is the legacy of this week, month, year?
That my time on earth is short, that my death is now near?

What is the legacy of my time on Earth?
That the time of my death came after the time of my birth?