We fade away, into oblivion

Today, we live another day

What will be remembered – what will stay ?

What remains we cannot say.


We fly away, we fade, into fate

Who will remember? What will stay?

What will they say? Don’t worry —

Just keep to the center and live another day.


Our mind is racing toxic thoughts

Erupt in engine stutter, out as words

Our opinions shade the truth and

Anger and desire drive action


reason sulks in a desolate corner

in the shade where second grade

lubricant was tossed away

forgotten now, used another day


when we create beauty, the beauty lives on

and when they see the beauty, only maybe

a mention, a glimpse of thought will sway

inside their minds before hurrying towards


their own oblivion.