Yes, but

Yes, I treasure life, but I know not death.
I live in the present, but live the past.
I breathe, but learn from the gasp of no breath.
I eat, but from thoughts and feelings I fast.

Yes, I accept age, but I embrace youth,
I am here, but will wander wonder there.
I traffic in lies, but stop for the truth.
I have feet on the ground, but head in air.

Yes, I love song, but I savor silence,
I expound, but find it hard to listen,
Iím poetry, but am drawn to science.
I die in gloom, but live in lightís glisten.

I am a proton, Iím an electron,
but thank life I am also a neutron.