Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Always the optimist

Everything works out
in the end
that’s what we
have death for

Seven billion people
trying to cook
breakfast on a
solitary stove

Seven billion people
hoping to quench
their thirst from
a single glass

Seven billion people
huddled around
a wood fire
trying to keep warm

Seven billion people
crammed into a
jet plane in
search of pleasure

Seven billion people
…it all works
out in the end

…that’s what we
have death for

© Harry Rout 2016