Let Me While My Blood is Hot

Let me while my blood is hot be unflinching in the face of death.

Let me be conscious of the seconds passing through my arteries, capillaries, and veins. The minutes passing through my liver, kidneys, and bladder. The hours passing through my hypothalamus, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves.

Let my ribosomes knit quickly the amino acids necessary for the excavation of enduring things in every moment. And let me fling the useless dirt back in the unflinching face of death.