Equally the sun Rose reckless and brave that day As each day since has done. Alone in our shoes, our lives We rose ignorant that day Who went too wise and teared to bed; We stepped forth from our thousand dreams To the thousand chores at dawn Noon could not recall. Equally the sun Attends us or our graves; And equally the sun Lets us love or rave. Our humanity is common. It's a truth that's often said, Common as dung and dirt And prayers left unsaid. Ironically we live, And ironically will expire. Equally the sun Will blight or bless desire. Our arms caught round The pounding hours We moved where we meant to be. Equally the sun Showed all that is has been And all shall be again. Off the towering shoulders And out of the towering night Comes a terrifying image We had not made alone, An image made of death To shred us to the bone. Our shoes would not come off again In the world we'd understood, The one the moonshone bedstand showed Composed of dreams of the Good. Equally the sun Had whispered “Be unafraid,” On all the days that made us. And equally the sun, In dream or day begun (As in day or dream we steer), Shines silently and sure On all our mortal measure, And on all our mortal fear.