the fading Others
August 28, 2014
What has been will be again,
what has been done will be done again;
there is nothing new under the sun.
Heat-energy left over from failed ambitions haunt,
haunt steadily like the fantasies of past revolutions
that linger on in the minds of survivors
coping with compromised, diluted,
and unsatisfying versions of perfection –
for the sake of sanity,
Heaven must exist somewhere.
As others grow, their Others die –
children are reborn as gods when aging deities morph into
mom, and dad.
Spirited springs acquire Pyrric victories on their climb towards nirvana,
caustically reminding progress of its subjective qualities.
Christ’s final lecture on abandonment:
Heaven is vanity, existence as well.