by | Jan 12, 2021

Wisdom is not cheap
especially in the young
Discerning our way
through the mind pits of love
Prolonged delusion
the older pick up the pace
And yet, the journey
the great equalizer

They, this body among us
mark the stars, and count the waves
Day by day rushing in and hurrying out
Few dream beyond the waterline
and sea, the horizon

To brim the glass and listen for the ring
To wait, to tread, to feel the glee
A potent past, burns the coal within
and chokes the place it inhabits

The farther ran, the further scene
No limits, no path unchanged,
no telling of the truth without condition
To reach and find more decision
and yet not the mind to answer
leaves the heart burning
and no fire to be put out.