Gray and silver craters,
Like the skin of an old woman,
But how lovely they do suite you.
Only half of the world sees
Your radiant smile,
That is, only half the time,
But we know you’re still there,
Bleeding unto foreign lands,
And waiting until day to clean it up.
Sometimes you give yourself fully to us,
But in majority,
You desire solitude
So you may regain your sanity,
Which is screamed out
By the long howls
From the brutal creatures
That come to feed in the
Brilliance of your transparent teeth.
I think I understand you
More than you could ever me.
I guess I can’t be offended:
You are a celebrity
And I am a dreaming mortal
Who wishes only
To dance in the silver light,
To smile upon strangers
As you do
So that they may stare back in wonder.
I realize that I’ve nothing to offer you
But destruction and wreckage,
But I know I must compensate
For what you have done for me,
(You don’t know what you have done
If I shoot for you and miss,
Will you still grant me
A place among your duller neighbors?
If I electrocuted my dreams
And bring them to life
Like a pleasant monster,
Would you respect my success,
Or would you shy away in jealousy
And condemn me for fulfilling
Will you rumor
That I fell into the ocean of avarice,
Or will you shake my hand
For swimming the seas of conflict?
No matter what you decide,
You will always be my true light.
Your brother angers far too easily,
But you are delicate in emotions.
And though you may shelter those
Who deserve to perish in the open
For their subtle sin,
I believe you have only good intentions.
I believe that you are really a guardian
For people like me,
Who know not where to turn
Or where to stay put.
I have hope in your dark surroundings
As I feel you hold promise in mine.
I believe that you are the only one who understands me.