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Pinpointing My True Position Eternally

Updated on August 9, 2022
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Artist, actor, poet, teacher, songwriter & actor with 4,000 poems & almost 1,000 songs written, performed recorded & published on line.

Savor your days and nights they are fleeting and someday there will come your last.

We own land that we don't own when we die, it is passed on and all that we own is gifted or sold, we are but temporal beings basking in our haves until they are

Pinpointing My True Position Eternally.

I squat,

in the bitter cold

of a waning March,

where the only warmth

around me lies in

the tip of my cigarette

freshly lit.

I draw

into my lungs

a man made rush,

then purge it with

a long sigh of white,

that curls in a cloud

of toxic gas.

Smoking is the only

addiction that

shows you the evidence

of what is slowly

killing you inside

but that one blazing

orange coal suspended

just inches from my

frozen face gives me

a modicum of feigned warnth.

As I gaze up

to other burning

points of light,

that hang a

trillion miles above,

Familiar night lights

that wooed me,

even as a child

they instilled wonder.

The fingernail moon

tonight seems to scrape a

small window to the stars

through the winter clouds

I've often

pontificated on how

many other creatures

far more bizarre then I,

orbit those

distant points

of pin prick light.

Staring with

eight eyes

or omnipotence

at my own star

distant and cold,

pondering who might

worship its warmth.

It just seems a bit

too boastful,

to think of man

as the only intelligent life,

in that vast spread

of possibilities above.

besides we are not

all that intelligent

Considering that

our intellectual existence,

thrives on war,

self destruction and hate,

punctuated by

peaceful periods

much like the stars.

I flick

my dying habit

in a long arc,

its orange contrail

lighting up the darkness

as it splashes

into the snow

in a flare of embers.

like a tiny meteor

leaving a small

crater and ash

Then the night

grows colder

as I realize,

that unlike the stars

I am temporal,

a bit of organic matter

slowly burning out.

Soon to be flung

into the earth's grasp,

all evidence of

warmth extinguished,

with that long

final puff of

life's sweetness.

But those stars

will burn on far above,

gently illuminating

the tiny void left by

my dismissal

from mankind,

and perhaps they will

guide my soul's journey

onward to realms

yet unknown.


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