I live

I live fully and freely

in the paradox of now:

in the memories

that have defined me,

and with an openness

to a future that I

do not know

but which comes

as a gift to experience,

not a burden.


I live embodied

and conscious of life:

as a biological being,

a system that lives,

as part of this planet

and its woven eco-system,

yet thinking beyond

this temporal existence

to what else might be,

with transcendent concepts

given birth in language.