what is your truth? what have you seen
when no one else was there to see?
is there a lonely spot of road
that's made from you or maybe me?
you knew one in the wintertime
when walls were painted with despair
and no place that you went preferred
what is your plot? your character?
why do you linger over post,
or stare at empty screens and wait
or dream of flight, while sealing out
the lonesome road of wintertime
the isolated way;
the habits that are character,
the token we must pay
to see while we have eyes to see,
and not to look away:
for humankind is horrible
past what mere words can say.
our eyes look down,
the raptors coil above:
it's only love that is our hope,
and all our hope must be
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beautiful words if sad.