Cremation smoke - haiku

Carpe Diem's Theme Week #1 has opened up the world of The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying to me.
It is heartening to find similarities between the thoughts of different beings and religions over the centuries.
The one truth of life is death.

The day dawns, and then it ends, and the night passes away. Mortals do not realize that this life is diminishing. Each day, the mouse symbolizing death is gnawing on the rope of life. 

desires diffuse
a lifetime's worth
cremation smoke

©Nimi Arora

Prompt by and Shared with-
Carpe Diem Theme Week #1 episode 4: The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying: Insight 3 "thinking about death gives life meaning"