Settle down and listen close
with ears to hear
and eyes to mope.
Drops of rain splatter face
sweet taste and pure space.
Follow them with your eyes
horizontal across the night.
Ponder of such greatness
and you will see such maintenance.
And for a moment I stand
with gold in my heart
and no gold on flesh,
but silver bones make perfect molds.
You have delicacy within your blood
and courage within your veins.
I breathe of embers that ash down from the sky,
flicker and burn, singe and glow within my soul,
for I am alive, and it feels beautiful to be.
I ponder of who we will be
when the deed is done and the world has gone cold.
I know what I must do, and I glimmer
as the stars shine upon me.
I ponder of such greatness
and at once, I see such maintenance.