|| This poem seems to deny ephemera, yet isn't it within the nugatory that the noetic lies?
|| (surprised) Huh? What planet do you come from?
|| I think what Carlos is trying to say is that there are many things beyond our small understanding.
|| (laughing). Look: many people around the world are starving. Why are you are chatting about poetry?
|| Well, sometimes poetry reminds us of things that make life worth living. However, if you wish to be a revolutionary hero, fine!
|| Yeah – go ahead and try to make the world better. However, do not disparage poetry!
|| (cynically). Well, this talk is useless! Besides, I think I will "make the world better" by drinking a nice cold beer!
What we are today
is but a fraction of what we could be
The heart has more geometries
than we've dared to see
We are flickering candles
in a star-studded night
The illumination we now produce
could be infinitely more bright
We are meant to shimmer strongly
& shine with luminosity!
Why tinker with ephemera
when there are countless discoveries?
Rejoice as swarming moths
against the candlelight of eternity!
Through conscious intention
be radiant & bright
Breathe softly & remember –
the universe is filled with light