This Life

Written by: Eugene Harvey

from birth to death
every single breath
neither a heartbeat,
yet awake or asleep
without equal sown,

conception’s natural
omniscient inherent
ere predestined gift,
this life’s temporal
brief corporeal home,

past, present, future
e'er anthropic timeline
death’s earthen cocoon,
hopes’s mere mortality
ne’er once mine own

© Eugene Harvey