The new shall emerge

from the old,

and what was will

become what is.


Thus is the way

of the world as nature

shifts and moves

but always and ever

remains the same.


The old as form remains

but the new as content

cannot be as it was.


So it is for humans

as part of the flow

of the material world.


But for us we are conscious 

of what is stable and what

is ever part of this flux.


In it we are caught, as we

are held in the net

of time that drags us

along to the end that is

the beginning in this 

utter endlessness.