Alchemy of Life & Death

The tides of the ocean

Rise and fall

The lives of you and me

Rise and fall


As the tides fade back into the deep-sea

Leaving their watermark

We too, consume life then fade back into the unknown

While leaving our imprint on the hearts of those we love


Traverse through life with an open heart

Attach to optimism

Detach from the toxins

Love your now


Life can be glorious

Death can be unkind

The alchemy of life and death  

Is a molecular movement through time


Truth against truth

Tides shift, plans and people pass

Devour the now

For all we know,

Life may be a dream


© Shannon Hogan Cohen 2016

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