True Fear - Drabble
A drabble is a piece of fiction constrained to exactly one-hundred words. I use these short works to hone my brevity.
When I confront my coming death, I know true fear.
Not for cessation of "me," but for the service and work I've left unfinished.
Fear drives me to transform the world.
Intentions in life are a sure recipe for disappointment.
Yet to accomplish a fraction is still more than there was before.
Dive into elaborate problems to distract from impending death.
The harmony t0 be gained there cannot supplant fear forever.
My life is a burning pyre.
Make of it an offering for the common good.
I will make the world a better place before I am sealed away.