Give back

I shall give back the life that 

was given me—growing from 

the earth, living in the cycles 

and the generosity of time—

and return the eternal atoms 

(that who I am made me thus)

to the ground, to the open sky

to the creatures, where they 

will be part of something new, 

a complex rhythm heard again—

the major scale that goes on

and on in this global symphony.