... When we die, we melt like ice monsters, flesh leaking off the bone. Our H₂O disperses, then breaks apart into hydrogen and oxygen. All we ultimately leave is a brief smear of carbon on the fossil record. We lived as rock monsters and we die as rock monsters. We rock on.
Like all rock monsters, I still eat rocks. Salt. Salt and water are the only non-living things we must consume. We need them to run the basic chemical reaction of life inside our bodies. We have to simulate the ocean inside our bodies, the original chemical reaction that made life out of rocks and water. But we'll get to that, the next time I'm born.