Life is Ridiculous

Life is ridiculous
far too short
fraught with pain

It follows a glowing arc across the sky

We find someone we can love
someone who gives us hope
but inevitably they destroy
anything we hold sacred

Still we pray
Still we hold close

The fragments of their smile
their happiness
as proof we can be light
in dark

You me, and the viral
that is killed by sleep
just one more hour

No matter how

Homework is always worse
and if you do it
There will be
for you and me

Days of gold

So I keep a sense of humor
It's something
that fights illusion

And even still
with all the years
I think of you

And so it goes.