Tuesday, August 1, 2006

Bright Young Spark

There is no doubt
that your ideas are wonderful
and if executed, will make
the world ideal. However,

the world will not commit
to ideas that require ideal
morals and ideally,
selfless individuals
who will execute them.

“Why not? Why not?” You demanded
an explanation, why cannot. You waved
your hands about, frantic like the wings
of a housefly. You sighed and paced
restlessly like a mosquito
in search of stagnant ponds
devoid of predators.

I was indifferent, so you forced
a bookmark in between a closed book,
and laughed.