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Life Experience

Poem - What do I know?

What does anyone know?

What do I know?

The origin
of the universe 
its scale 
its destiny
are beyond my understanding.

This earth 
so rich
so poor
so vulnerable
so uncontrollable
is all we have.

I accept
that I am less than a speck
in the sandstorm
of stars.
I only know
I am a citizen of earth
and this,
my brief home.

David Roberts 2000, 2015, 2020

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David Roberts

Writer, publisher, music promoter

Born in 1942, I now have time to enjoy life more widely and reflect on my experience, interests, and contemporary events.

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