Rise to Fall

Rising and falling,

and rising and


One day,

it’ll end.

You won’t have to fall

just to rise,

or rise just to fall.

The heart is life.

The chest continues

to rise and fall

until one day,

there is no rise.

There is only

the fall.



The heart continues to beat

to a rhythm of its own.

It does not listen

to the cues of the mind,

telling it what to do.

The heart lives separate of the mind.

It may cry out in joy.

It may cry out in pain.

Yet it continues beating

just the same.

Listen to the heart.

The mind is not the only one

that has a message

to be heard.