Morning brings another day

If you think about it, sunrise really isn’t about the sun rising
Scientifically, that would be pretty wrong
No, it’s more about the Earth spinning
Spinning on its own axis
We can’t really blame the Earth for wanting to see everything around it all the time
The universe it inhabits is beautiful
We see that
We see the sun rise, and the sun set
We see the opacity of the sky change as the moon blocks the sun
And it begins to show the stars
This is day and night
Always the same process

But not for us
Not for the people here on the ground
Sunrise and sunset means beginning and ending of a day here
“The sun will rise again”, they’ll tell you
It is the same sun, but never the same day
Who you were yesterday, changed today
Your hair has grown a millimeter, your nails as well
You see stars differently

I used to raise my hand in kindergarten when the teacher asked a question
And when they called my name, I would loudly say “I don’t know!”
It’s a running joke here in my family
But why do we keep telling it?
I am not that person anymore
No I didn’t run from it
I raised my hand in the air and passed that memory unto the sun
So that it may set with it, knowing that the next time it rises it will no longer be the same
I am not that person anymore
I no longer walk this Earth ignorant and uninformed
I am no longer a child either

But I am no longer who I was yesterday either
I am no longer the boy that had his favorite bacon and eggs breakfast
No longer the boy who was less informed
No longer the boy that saw that sun rise
That sun has already set hasn’t it? Today is a new day

It’s my belief that we are who we are at that exact moment
And maybe we will never be the same again and maybe we will
Maybe the stars will never be as beautiful and maybe it still will
The universe is only what it is at an exact moment
The tree of life only grows till death
It rises up and then sets itself down when it is over

The sun has risen and set today
Tomorrow I will rise with the sun
And I will no longer be the same
I will be better

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