one plus one

think of the sun
in the dance of fusion

hydrogen becoming helium
every moment of every day

one thing becoming another

hydrogen becomes all things
by changing into different elements
in the heart of the stars   

because one thing became another 
the sky is warm
the day is bright
life is born 

birth
death
change 

becoming
by coming and going

creation and destruction are not two separate events
they are the same dance

you are both

life eats life
and gives birth to life

there you find yourself
 
there you find your inventions 
 
in the natural patterns of the universe

what do you have

what do you have?

i am

can you find something better than
i am
 
if you forget that life
is the great experience of life
maybe you forget simple pleasures
like breathing
 
and gratitude for breathing

maybe you forget to relax
and simply think about your body
and notice how it feels
 
when death is coming for you
its much easier to remember this

take and hold

maybe you take responsibility for your actions
hold your opinions in silence
and practice self improvement
while those around you don’t try

will it still seem unfair
that you’re the only one who makes an effort
when you discover that you are on the path towards a better life
and they are not