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.