Age less

Reading the

life stories of

the famous

achievers of

the past and

present, you

reach a point

where they broke

through, became


touched by

genius, ranked

among the

immortals of

literature, or

science, or

film, or art.

But my



were papered

over, muffled,

erased from the



So I remain


and unknown,

and largely


I breathe, therefore I am

I am

breathing in,

breathing out,

like all the other

living creatures

sharing this planet

and this air.

But more,

that air has been

shared by all the creatures

who ever lived,

been refreshed by

all the plants

that ever grew,

since the beginning

of Earth time.

Each new breath

combines all the

old breaths of creatures,

and people, long gone.

Each breath is a kind

of immortality,

existing long after

each of us has

taken our last breath,

passed on to each of

us taking our

first breath