What Once Was

Alexander S. Peak

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What’s beautiful today

Will be old & grey.

They’ll fall to pieces

And rot away.

There begins anew

To replace the old,

Always something different

To behold.

What’s beautiful today

Will become rotten

Only because

They were forgotten.

There ends my story,

And what I’ve sold.

What once was beautiful

No longer fits the mould.

Circa 2001 by Alexander S. Peak