folly inseparable from wisdom,
                                          silence supporting
the burden of it all,
                             atlas uncrushed by the inevitable,
the myth outrunning reality,
                                    the tortoise
always smarter than the rabbit.
                                           time forgotten
is eternity imagined,
                             memory mummified
is the last pharoah,
                            death perfected
is love everlasting,
                            the timeless timely
in unhumbled passion.
                             words have lost their intimacy,
outlasted thought,
                          no longer belabor mystery,
no longer conceive the inconceivable.
                                                 meaningless dust,
they cover everything
                             with commonplaceness.