It Is Enough

To know that the atoms
of my body
will remain

to think of them rising
through the roots of a great oak
to live in
leaves, branches, twigs

perhaps to feed the
crimson peony
the blue iris
the broccoli

or rest on water
freeze and thaw
with the seasons

some atoms might become a
bit of fluff on the wing
of a chickadee
to feel the breeze
know the support of air

and some might drift
up and up into space
star dust returning from

whence it came
it is enough to know that
as long as there is a universe
I am a part of it.

Anne Alexander Bingham

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9 Comments on “It Is Enough”

  1. Reblogged this on Compassion Changes and commented:
    It is Enough

    • CultFit says:

      Each time I pause to read this powerful poem, I am moved beyond words and tears … I’m smiling knowing it moved you as well. Have a beautiful weekend – Take care!

  2. sara says:

    That is wonderful xo

    • CultFit says:

      I encourage you to seek out and discover the rest of Anne’s beautiful work … Her thoughts and prose are dense with meaning and purpose, and I’m truly grateful for you taking her words to heart.
      Be inspired this weekend 🙂


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