2015 11 15
Nothing in man is indestructible,
except for atoms that constitute bodies,
for both our bodies and our conscious souls
dissipate at death when our sparkling atoms
unlink chemical operations of life
and we vanish from material of time
though our shadows and images remain
as mindless ghosts in photographs or dreams
of people who record our lives with words
and then we become gods in new dreaming brains.
I can live well without permanent trust
in something indestructible in myself,
so I need no personal god to live,
for my person is god through which I love.