It takes a giant

to take hold 

of the sun

and wrap it up

like a lantern

and hold it


shining gold.

There were such giants once,

so it is said.

They would light the way of travellers,  

guide them through the darkness

and shine a light

to guide our way.

But we killed them all. 

Even though it is difficult to kill a giant.

We worked out ways to do it.

So now we have only the sun.

Now we have no giants

to capture its light

and wrap it up

like a lantern

to way-mark our path.

It’s hard.

Sometimes we’ve been lost.

But sometimes the sun still shines

as brightly as before,

so perhaps it will be enough

to guide us through

the darkness.

Perhaps we don’t need 

the giants



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