Oh cry for hubris,
Cry gorgeous ignorance
Cry callous bravado
Bitter tears at the terminus of excess

And oh the years…

Lament stubborn immaturity
Wail tacit invincibility
Weep inconsolable arrogance
Tears at the terminus of excess

...so many years...

But you knew, didn’t you?
Flirted with, then dismissed
unspoiled indulgence
Bitter tears,
Bitter, bitter tears.

Nothing to be done,
but the years.