I am tied to my body
and my body is tied to me.
I am my body but I’m also
more than my body, for I exist
beyond the flesh in the scattered
things I leave in this world that
are also part of who I am and
claim to be, and I live in the
memories that are now and are
left when this body is gone.
I am my body but this body
is of the earth, and so am I; and this
body is part of a long line of bodies,
of persons, that led to me, and
my body leads to others and on
and on till eternity’s end.
I am tied to my body but that is the
way of universe where consciousness
is contained in the mystery of materiality.