Ocean of Time

I am a man
Watching himself
Watch himself

A man
Reflecting upon
His life’s reflection

A man
Who was born many times
Once when he was given birth
Once when he found love
Once when he lost everything
And once when he finally learned
The meaning of it all

A man
Who has lived many times
Once when he survived childhood
Once when the rain didn’t stop
Once when all around was dust
And once when he realized
The race never began

A man
Who will die many times
Once when he sees the bright light
Once when they lay him down
Once when the pyre is lit
And once when his memory is lost
To all who knew him

That’s when
He’ll set sail
Across the ocean of time
Into which
Everything is absorbed