After Rome burns
After Byzantium falls
After Xi'an is looted
clear the rubble
After Timbuktu is deserted
After each city becomes a mausoleum
reflect on greatness
When civilization after civilization
succumbs to dust
rest above fear –
More worlds exist
than can be counted
The waves we call "life"
continually vanish & reappear
|| (raising his eyebrows) Is this optimistic err pessimistic?
|| Kuriously both.
|| (feigning perplexity) Whad kin'na logic 's that?
|| (with playful jest) Logic? Isn't that jest a rhetorical tool fer winning arguments?
|| Many have claimed so.
|| Isn't there a higher order with pure mathematical beauty?
|| (toying with the others) What an enchanting myth!
|| Aye, strange things argh human dreams . . .