You survived all these years

Though you never knew

What would become of you.

You tried not to despair

When everything seemed at an end,

When loneliness came at you

Out of nowhere.


Now you’ve reached a better end,

Reachd a destination —

Now you’ve got the answers

To all your urging questions.

You’ve got a task to complete

That fills your every hour.


But now you seem dissatisfied,

Seem to be exhausted.

The days of your freshness

In all those days of yearning

Are lost in the tides of time.


When you were seeking

Your mind was so creative;

Now you’re in front of all the aims

You’re like a plant drying up.