Poem of the Day: ‘Rise’

From HUMAN: The Movie by Yann Arthus-Betrand


There isn’t a place
in this world that doesn’t
sooner or later
descend into darkness.
But for now we are stars
and we will shine like stars,
For now, we are wings,
and we will mount up

with wings like eagles,
floating above everything,
thinking the sky belongs to us,
peering into the earth’s manifold secrets,
seeing everything
the world says

is impossible to see.

© Wallace Fong, August 2021

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