Humans do not fully recognise stone.
The nature of stone is what we become.
Inanimate, our odd pieces of bone,
when all the living and thinking is done.
Stone, then, our residual contribution.
That, basically, what a fossil is.
Stuck in the earth without restitution,
with no existing living properties.
Of course, plenty ways that may be dispersed.
To ash, liquefied, perhaps pulverised,
blown to smithereens, in a box enclosed.
In the sea; but all are death, undisguised.
Then, whether next to others, or alone,
the nature we resemble that of stone.