Only once did I see them up close
A three second breeze, a dither,
I chanced upon the wildflowers
Iridescent for my sake
So it was that I lay among them
And what a view had I of the sky
Bounding, boundless, from cloud to cloud
And if all of eternity I were to spend
Amid the blossoms, and abloom,
Forgetful of the daily presentiments,
Of the duties to which I am bound,
Of they who I must answer to..
What momentary insanity did strike me?
To believe I had the freedom to tarry
I have no business among wildflowers
But one last look before I go
Long after I leave this place
The beauty will remain
They will dance the same dance
And I will stay the inanimate.