Beauty in Decay


Lifelines rooting out from heart center.

Heart lines dispersing into velvety layers. 

Mapping each pulse, a landscape of time.

Edges furl inward along puckered skin,

tender but strong, age wearing thin.

There is sacred vulnerability in the gradual fading,

depth and reverence in the slow decay.

Praise to these wise and spacious heart lines.

See the grief and gratitude in these lines of time.

So much beauty, this delicate life.