Hindu deities are fahioned out of mud
exactly so that there is no danger of them
or the spirits behind them becoming permanent.
TIbetan Buddhists make sublime mandalas
out of oloured sand outdoors
abandoning them to the weather
when they are complete.
Japanese monks copy scriptures and prayers on to
wooden sticks and burn
or bury them to welcome future Buddhas
millions of years in the future.
Indigenous people place thier dead on high platforms
in the upper limbs of trees so that
weather and creatures can clean
the flesh from their bones.
There is no clinging or fear in these ancient acts.
There is nothing to be saved or stored away.