You can’t have half a wave. Every one has a crest
And a trough. They’re the two sides of one expression.
Just as you can’t have half of a human being –
One who is born but doesn’t die. It’s like seeing
Only part of the wholeness, and for this reason
Going over the waterfall one can’t digest.
Change is emphasized, first to unsettle those who
Think that they can achieve permanence by hanging
Onto life, then as a reminder of the fact
That the cycles of nature are pure and exact.
What is feared is beyond people’s understanding,
And they must have a piece of life to hang on to.
You can only die well if you well understand
Your disappearance as this particular
Organism is seasonal. You’re just as much
The dark space beyond death as your warm loving touch.
The light interval called life you certainly are.
There is much room for your consciousness to expand.
If you could magnify your hand to the degree
That the molecules were like little tennis balls
You would see lots of space between them, and they move
All together like birds in flight. What does this prove?
Consciousness is something that naturally enthralls,
And there is no other reason for it to be.