Human Coral

If you take a man and view him birth to death across his life
he is coral, human coral, a live thing tipping a dead thing,
a history of dead things, and two live hands grasping for meaning
and with every moment another corpse left behind,
with every moment a fresh life, moving onward

To Live

To live for now,
To live, for now
To live for now like a cockroach
To live in the refuse, to live in the muck,
To burrow, to creep, to live, for now,
To live instinctually,
To live,
For now it is sweet and easy to live.