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.