While this heart beats

I am breathing,

my heart is beating,

beating away against my chest

that rises and falls with life

and with death and with all

that this mind and body

finds in the world

that is happy,

that is sad,

that is true,

that is false,

that is evil,

that is good,

all, all of it,

that is there

while this heart beats,

and this spirit rises and falls.