Dichotomy of Humanity

Shen Ge
Dec 12, 2021


Photo by WrongTog on Unsplash

Vaster than the world’s oceans,

A whirling hurricane of energy

Weaker than a boat tossed in the seas

Broken driftwood cast about with ease


Drinking the cup of knowledge from ancestors

Yet by nature one of abject ignorance

Hope these eyes see with a hungry gaze

But despair is all the heart truly says


More brilliant than Sirius the mind shines

Hidden is darkness darker than a black hole

Collecting time’s ephemeral strings bead by bead

Only to squander in sweet sin to plant evil’s seed


Creator and destroyer

Created and destroyed

An epitome of opposites

We are eternities in transience



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