It's not your breath, your thinking head,
or even the bu-dump-bump inside your beating chest
that says you're alive.
It's your spark.
We all have one.
It's the drift in your thought as you daydream in class.
The stretch of wonder in your eyes
The dropping of your jaw
The tap of your foot to a musical hum
The warmth in your chest when she flushes you a smile.
The SPARK means you are alive.
Alive and Loving!
So feed it everything you got
Your hair, your eyes, YOUR BUTT
Even your heart, YES your heart-
--for what is a heart if it can not sing?
And, in the end, when we die.
(we all do - Don't fret!)
You could say:
I gave it my all,
Did not fall