(for J.L.)

Why are they content with second best
burning all their talents
on an altar of untruth?
Humanity is beautiful
but flawed.
The saddest is
that noble ideals
be lost in trivial pursuits
that crumble, weather, age...
They say that Race is eternal
but they mistake
the unknown for eternity.
The Race was lost with Adam
The Word spoke from eternity
but they did not listen
dying slowly like Narcissus
worshipping their own reflection.

-- Kathryn A