This fragile circle
holds only enough to soothe us -
there isn't much left over to grow us.
Do not sleep
Do not cry
Do not breathe unnecessary thoughts
into the ephemeral chemistry around you.
Think smaller rather than bigger
in the practical application of
Life is a Law. Law isn't life.
Be free to challenge the unnecessary.
It may well be gone tomorrow or last
one hundred thousand lifetimes more -
who cares how long - but for Now,
the miracle is that it is even here at all.
Inside the marble of water,
inside the bubble of air
you and i are sharing,
rests a canary that sings before it
This planet is my tenuous home.