Life is
Is a tragedy when seen close-up
A comedy in long-short
Like a self-service restaurant
You have to help yourself
Like a game of chess
You never know when you are winning or losing
Is nothing but the expansion of love
Inspired more dread than death
Is a constant journey from birth to death
A process of becoming
A mix blessing
Everything and nothing all at once
A progress not a station
Like a beautiful melody, only the lyrics are messed up

(The poem was a winning entry in The Sozo Foundation’s 2019 Poetry Competition.)