I have been ancient since I was new.

My bones are Paleolithic, my blood thick with star dust, and my eyes

stand witness to the downfalls of hundreds of civilizations though they are only decades old.

I am cosmic,

I am divine,

and I am so terribly naïve.

But even the gods had to learn the rules of the universe, that to love

is not to own; that fear can hurt more than courage;

and that black and white are the same thing if you know how to see them.

My heart has hurt for a thousand eons to learn these truths

and will ache unto eternity if they remain, hidden, behind

closed lips.

May my words resonate from ancestor to newborn

and bring only light and love

into the chasm that man has wrought into the world.


The End

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