To forget

I will take it to forget

the state of the world,

and I will drink it to escape

the pain of being born.


Hear me now,

my beautiful ones,

that wish to smile 

at the face in the moon.


The dark night sits

behind the light and

the sun comes up to

hide the vastness of the stars.


And we are here with our

feet on this fragile ground,

and nothing—nothing—can

change its inevitable course.