I’ve often wondered
About reincarnation

I don’t believe
That we come back
As something or someone else

On the other hand
In some sense
We do come back

When we rot
We become soil
When a plant grows
We become the plant

When worms and maggots
Devour our flesh
We become part of them

In biology
We speak of life cycles
In ecology
We speak of nutrient cycles

In folklore
We speak of the wheel of life
Beginning, spinning, ending, beginning again
Round and round and round