Monday, October 2, 2017

Everybody's Gotta Leave Sometime

Time throws off its robes of terror,
Cloaks itself in clothes of pleasure,

Wrote Judah Ben Halevi,
Forty-five generations

Ago. Time personified
Is like naming a black hole
Penny or Charlie.

That is, you've altered nothing
About the named, just
The dignity of naming.
An epiphenomenon

Of change should never be named
As if it were the daeva,
Asura, Jesus,
Allah, Buddha. The result

Of change is time, caught changing.

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