The Cycle

What is life?
What is a heart,
a mind,
compared to time?
Can we outsmart it,
outrun it,
or does it just keep coming back
to consume us?
blood for blood
day for day
life for life?
And why am I here?
What am I doing,
What can I do?
Who am I?
I can answer that one:
I am bone,
and skin,
and a heart,
and a brain;
but what is a brain,
what is a thought?
What is a life,
compared to the endlessness
of forever?