because while some truths lend themselves to equations, others are best described in verse

hubris

a word for heroes and tragedies,
life-breadths hanging by the thread of
destiny’s blade, epic history
and the plight of demi-gods.
but also a word for mice, 2 maybe
3 days old, still blind to the world’s beauty,
eyes squeezed shut
even though they don’t know, they
can’t know i won’t let them know
that they will never see a sunrise, a single
blade of grass.
each death a grain of sand
weighing against me in a mirrored hourglass
on the nights when i cannot sleep;
each death a wave that breaks,
and is gone.

One response

  1. We are linked by a willingness to kill mice (and other pests, lol) and a knack for being tormented by it later. lol! Love the title and opening of this, the way it sets the stage for the change-up later.

    January 13, 2011 at 11:25 pm

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