Assurance

I will forever be walking

Behind the sun

A self-shaped eclipse

To the outside observer

I will always be rising after it

For it must outpace, and outdistance me

I will remain behind,

As it carries on through space

For my feet are not made

To tread a path of fire

I will set before it does

For I can only burn so long

Before rest, and before rising

Tomorrow, the sun will rise

Before I do

And it will set the same

I will be a burning shade

Within its frame

Until I can be no longer

On the day that I do not rise

The sun will do so before me

And it will set long before I have

So it can only be

I promise

benjamin1@stolaf.edu

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