Poems

Men Are Shooting Stars

Men
Are shooting stars
Trying to outshine the moon;

Women,
Bear men:

Nature
Bears
All.

Can you not bear
A few years of
Madness;
Of work, worry and love?
(Ah, but there’s beauty!)

To extinguish your light;
Fall down
A humbled suppliant
Changed irrevocably
By the immutable truths of Nature?
(Ah, but there’s beauty!)

Go gently,
Go raging:
Just foolishness
When you go
All the same.

Know what you are
To be at peace within your power;
To go, naturally,
Without a mask.

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