Death in Tuscany
I am lying on a hillside in Tuscany pretending to be dead. My body cells merge with the grass and dirt. I would be the organic being I strive to be. A wind courses through the trees, the few left by industrious firewood harvesters. They are wise enough to leave shade trees, well-spaced saplings and venerable flowering fruit trees.
An octopus-shaped cloud obscures the sun. A few minutes ago it was a flying goddess with a swan on her back. The clothes under my body would be better on, but then have buried me naked so I know I am alive.