What is life?-- besides something so fragile
The same time is not easy to kill.
What is life? -- besides all five senses
birthing categories of emotions walled by bodily fences
bringing eternally tinier branches of reactivity light till it denses.
What is life?-- besides what is fleeting
while teeming, seething, bereaving, scheming,
trying, living dying, giving, prying, moving, soothing, doing, cooing,
cocooned and blossomed
tomfooled dull, but awesome, inspiring, hated and elated,
it's twirling while still,
its girlish and shrill inside of the soldiers gun
it's here, now, alive, but
same time it's always almost done --
in either the short or the long run.
What is life? -- besides
exactly what happens when the opposite collides.