Light and Darkness

there is always a yin and a yang

light and darkness

cost and benefit

in this human existence

these are the rules you must abide by

accept or be paralysed

this must be how artists can paint the bleak

can you even run away from the dark

when you live in it, when you contain it?

the amazing, strong, beautiful human beings

maybe they understand that making sense of what happens

is futile? overrated?

and these are the humans that undergo the most tragedy

so it’s wisdom exchanged for endured pain?

doesn’t seem like a good trade?

of course, likely not of their own choosing?

and humans today aren’t much more superior than those of the past

as long as we are mortal, civilisation’s wisdom is capped