by Tim Chiu
"All species of animal, aquatic beings, winged creatures & microorganisms must give birth"
|All species of animal, aquatic beings,
Winged creatures, and microorganisms
Must give birth to new members
Of their numerous or dissipating kind.
This life-granting, ubiquitous behavior
Radiates during normal, seasonal changes
And instinctive, biological mating rituals.
These healthy and vibrant members
Acquire the urge to beget offspring who, at times,
Have a small chance of escaping premature death.
God’s beautiful, humble, and sacred realm,
All types of life meeting turbulent conditions
And balancing their vital needs
Against those of another conflicting species,
A wondrous, earthly confinement
And a strict, subtle reliance
On innate ability and strong reproductive skills.