But A Vanity.

It is but a vanity

to believe anything we do,

create, ultimately, means a thing.

We can only hope in the end,

that when time

chimes and begs us to depart the dance,

that we have at least managed

to make

one person smile,

one soul love us,

one mind changed

and one heart skip a beat

to know we have been in their life.

Ian D. Hall 2017