Five million trillion trillion–

More than the stars in the universe–

That’s the number of bacteria in the world.

Yet, none of them are national citizens.

Why do we take a group of cells,

Draw borders and call them a nation?

We’re all just a collection of particles

Burning down buildings and lifting up flags.

I beseech you-

Look beyond the obvious

Think above yourself

Realise that life has no higher meaning,

That we’re just an accidental creation.

Like the metal in our beating hearts,

Forged from a dying star,

Our minds are a culmination

Of universal miracles and disasters.

Every atom has its own story,

Every cell has its soul.

We are the children of the stars

And nothing more.

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