Hope is Shining Our Own Light


the rapture is happening
in slow motion
and we are left behind
the artists on loan
called home
when we need them most
brittle emotions raw
bled out on film or stage
souls crushed by wit
and words otherworldly
legends and cautions
exquisite voices
escorting the innocent
children of war whose
cries unheard rise
a new anthem for our age
the silent soundtrack
for this comedy
what new stars emerge
to tell our painful truths
we must all shine
brighter now
we left behind