Thursday, April 25, 2024


What are these 
yet fundamental ciphers;

too old to be 
cherished, and yet 
still considered treasures;

imperatively given 
by dead ends  
to unknown futures;

helplessly passed, in fact,
from one breath 
to the next;

holders of the keys 
to these perilous 

so charged full of 
significance that they 
themselves mean nothing;

hollow yet impervious 
as gem-encrusted 
coffins, but

comforting to recognize 
as stillness 
in the morning?