Persist

We’re children,
Born to night,
Bathed in black,
Eclipsed by light,
Stars wound tightly round our slight.
All of us here, against the age of the dark.
You think yourself wise,
Or think another wiser?
The vast expanse of the nothing encompasses all of our wisdom.
Our age, all that we have learned,
All that we have earned,
All that we have convinced ourselves of,
Is nothing but a drop in the sea of twilight.
So why do you persist?
Why do you persist?
And why do I?
If misty is our sight?
Who are you really?
And who am I?
Be humble child,
Be patient,
Keep alive.
There is a reason
We will scrawl our names red against the slated sky.
A single glimpse,
Obscured to the eye,
We will sing and write,
We will dance and cry,
Take to the skies,
We will scratch our mark,
Until the last one dies.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s