life is

life is knowing
how to eat an orange
so the soul tastes
the ecstasy

life is commanding
a Steinway grand
with enough nuance
to wake up sleeping
Brahms

life is the courage
that bonds
with rationality
to conquer
fear

life opens
the eyes to see
the light––
& catches the heart
on fire
with hope

life is the teaching force
that lifts humanity
through the
dark

life is the ride
on the plodding ox
to vanish
into
the sky