People must populate

Patterns perpetuate:

Humans defy humility

But prosper and spread

Speeding through centuries

With deftness and dread


Cosmos and micro-cosmos

Mirror the mirages:

Perceive earth and heaven

Through a peacock’s tail

Iridescent blue

Glittering green

Held and withheld but

Tumbling, obscene


Peopling populations

Prime persons to kill


Prying, the public

Greets deftness and skill


From Persona Grata et non Grata



© HMH, 2021