A Piece of Life

Shen Ge
Nov 30, 2021


Photo by Fahd Khan on Unsplash

We have learned to take a bite

from a fruit aptly named life

Yet –

what do we do with a soft skin,

which hides a hard core within?

A piece of life hard to swallow,

a piece of us easy to wallow

Why does this world so conspire?

Our situation seems always so dire

Our souls eternally in burning fire

Chaos within; serenity without

Lies we tell; truths we sought

Our steps clearly unclear

Our minds full of fear

Outside a fearless façade

Inside an immense divide



Shen Ge

Aerospace engineer who enjoys Python, math, physics, space and poetry. Become a member and read all my work: https://medium.com/@shenge86/membership