They say that in the beginning there was nothing
no air, no light, no life.
Now whether you believe in science or religion
both hold this to be true,
With the big bang setting off a never-ending molecular reaction
ions, nebulas, compounds, stars
billions of tiny explosions booming across the void,
Or the all-knowing God giving light to the universe
creating worlds, building both Earth and the Heavens
all so two people could take a big fall.
People say life changes over time
you grow old, lose friends, gain new ones
move to new cities believing you’re destined for bigger things.
I’ve heard life can change in an instant
driving home on an idle Thursday morning after coffee with a friend
all of a sudden that other blue car seems far ahead
until in the next second it’s in your face,
there’s nowhere to go, no way to stop, your heart racing 1000 beats per minute.
Just as life changes
people change too.
Some changes move you closer to your goals
sometimes you turn into a stranger to your best friend,
the two of you gradually lose touch
until finally all you can say about them is
Yeah I used to know him.
That was years ago, I never knew he got remarried.”
Life is unavoidably tied to change
I’m constantly breaking old limits, old habits, old ideas,
all just to start the process again and gain new ones
my hope is that am able to change until my last breath.
If I’m still breathing
then I can still change something
the chains of change are chains I would never break.