I often find myself aimlessly thinking
About what life is really about.
The conclusion I reach
Is always the same:
I simply don’t know.
We can continue to sit here,
You and I,
But as the hours pass,
The wick on which the flame burns
Shortens until the flame dies.
In the darkness, you look at me,
But I fail to see you, really see you.
From your tired mouth, these words:
“Life is that flame.”