Crazy thought

I had a crazy thought

the other day,

a crazy thought that

echoed back

at me as if

it were Truth:

what if this is

all there is,

nothing more and

nothing less

than all we have

now and nothing beyond

but living

now from birth

to death.


Such a crazy

thought that

cannot possibly

be true,

because I have

been told,

always told,

that all things

are working to

some glorious end

and all our struggles

will be worth the pain.


Yes, such a sneaky

thought that came

on me in a moment

of light and I began

to consider that

we have never

been here before

and never will

return here again.


For each new day

of invention

comes afresh

with the possibility

of destruction and

the chance

of some fragile

temporary heaven.