to see the denouncement of this time on the earth--
my fate--the lives of all I've loved--
the lives I've spurned because of their shabby treachery--
all of us going down with our excuses firm in mind
learning in the pure blazing moment of its worth
to endure the purging and survive it clean--
I'm as ready as I'll ever be--
Content (c) 2008-2009 Philip Milito.