A beach in San Clemente, CA

From you, all things must come and go

I wrote this poem 40 years ago. It reflects what I believe about life and beyond it.

From you, all things must come and go,
And all is part of one great flow
As endless as the ocean’s roar
And far beyond the lives we know. 

All of us are grains of sand
Flung upon this eternal strand.
Then to the sea we go once more
At the lapping tide’s command. 

We do not perish, only change.
From our parts, you rearrange.
As old stars die to make a world,
We fade to lives beyond our range.