February 1986



forever in the sun*

grasped at but never held


could they fade

and leave us lost

I pray they don't

what they are is true

and yet it's not

the glory they possess

is not their own

yet it is

in its life

is all life


I pray  they stay

in dreams the very least

for life without

these diamonds

is no life at all


*From Alphaville's "Forever Young"


But do they really?