In some billions of years
Our sun will burn itself out
They think

Before that it will boil the oceans
And set the world on fire
No humans anymore
No life at all

Still, life now
The universe right there
In the spirals of your fingertips

Life now
The constant buzz of the bee
The quiet lapping of water at the shore
The small flowers
Rooting in the sandy soil
The puffy clouds of white
In a blue blue sky

Across a threshold
Through a gateway
Moments of magic

No illusions
No sleight of hand
No hidden tricks

Nature does everything
It’s agency is there
In the veins and arteries of your body
That great water system
Nourishing our hopes and dreams

The hope of knowing
What is mine to do
And what is not mine to do

And the dream of living it