‘Evermore and ever after’?
Have you never stopped to count?
Cock an ear to heaven’s laughter,
Reign your clacking togue. Dismount!
Lift your face: these stars above us
Shone as mountains ground to plains;
Time alone endures. God, love us—
Where stands love if chaos reigns?
Promises assume tomorrow—
When yet did the present pause?
Spare the world this lovestruck sorrow,
Spare me, dear, your ‘evermores’.