28 Feb 2016 – Ghazal

Yes, young once, thoughtless of life’s passing moments.
You cannot blame them their amassing moments.

Two seabirds circled overhead at breakfast.
Ah, one of Eden’s more harassing moments.

As madmen rave in joy for Armageddon,
we marvel how the vultures mass in moments.

Those were the days! Cheap gas and open highways!
The pedal to the metal, gassing moments.

We fools say kings are naked without weapons,
but stars have crowned this unsurpassing moment.