Second childhood,
The grave before the grave,
The grave of aging,
The future autumnal,
Color-filled shadow,
The past a garden of weeds,
Growing taller,
Impossible to uproot,
Sucking the earth dry,
Desolate wilderness,
No thread of thought
Through the labyrinth of loneliness.
Linger in the loneliness,
Memory out of control,
Dreaming of the adults in the shadows,
Raised from their graves
To become the gods
They were in your first childhood.