by Dr. Rick McGrath, Ph.D.
(Modesto, CA)

From the debris of dying thoughts,
raining down particles of illusion
that waters the wasted believing minds…

As the sea sends waves of atoms rushing home,
collapse of the giant center within,
like unstable guests who cannot stay…

The radiance of the fiery sun’s heart expands,
with burning aspiration of superiority,
as the shell of his internal self
one day will be white as ash.

Within the radiant field of the milky way,
great hordes of stars are forming,
in the darkened skies we see each night,
fiery and remaining ever faithful to the end.

Out of the darkness and fleeing dust,
disappearing into the never and always,
the silence of waste comes…

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