ALL AND NOTHING
by Notty Bumbo, 2008
An ocean of stars between a desire
And what passes for thought, glasses
Quickly emptied, toasts falling on deaf ears.
The distance between these two camps
More than once led to war,
Brought death and sorrow on grand scales.
We do not evolve, here the fundamentalists
Prove right, belief a replacement
For goodwill, for grace and reason.
Samsara, the wheel spins round, the same
Mistakes again and again, the same misery
A legacy for every generation.
Your dreams are dust!
All will pass away,
All will come again,
We are nothing
But this small thing we allow.