Look into eyes that are worn beyond their years,
Piercing, ready, defiant in spite of fear .
How long is “just another day”?
A year, a lifetime;
Have it your way.
 
Dreary faces meet with struggle;
Finest hours put out on the double.
In demand for lack of reason;
Each soul a dollar, moral treason.
 
Highest lowest, brothers-in-arms;
Faith in hard work breeds its own charm.
Better’s a hope yet to be seen
Smaller wins, illusion; what do they mean?

(2014)

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