It is enough to know that I'm permanent

This poem is all about the eternity of the components of our bodies. It basically says, it is enough to know that I'm permanent, for my atoms go back to the space, from whence they once came from.

Enjoy it!

It Is Enough

To know that the atoms
of my body
will remain

to think of them rising
through the roots of a great oak
to live in
leaves, branches, twigs

perhaps to feed the
crimson peony
the blue iris
the broccoli

or rest on water
freeze and thaw
with the seasons

some atoms might become a
bit of fluff on the wing
of a chickadee
to feel the breeze
know the support of air

and some might drift
up and up into space
star dust returning from

whence it came
it is enough to know that
as long as there is a universe
I am a part of it.

By Anne Alexander Bingham

   

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