If only eyes could see this life In ways
they understood, then strife and hate would be
decay – our lives could change for good – and by
our choice we’d spare our lives this searing path
toward pain, and cool it from the burning fire
that makes our souls crave fame. If only we
could tame desire what pleasure would we feel?
What joy would come from emptiness; and loss
of mass appeal? Yes, somewhere in our quest
for more a hope of light remains: one day
our kind will live no more and then we will refrain.
KMcGee – 2019