Decay of an Ideal

David Epstein

written June 10, 1999

 

When we make a mistake

itís decay of an ideal form

we get out of sync with perfection

a very hard fall from grace.

 

And this is to be human

the perpetuation of decay

we will return to the earth

from whence we came

the fallacies of life

end in the faults of the earth.

 

But when we err in our ways

it forms subtle harmonies

that resonate with nature

the whole world vibrates in error.

 

All mistakes send out signals

the message heard by failing ears

misinterpreted when spoken

this collapsing archtype

a model we blindly follow.

 

The ideal triumphs again

the virtue of pure mistakes

until that too decays

into a diaspora of fracture.