The wastrel said,
Let me live my life to the fullest
and live out the dream of dreams.
I shall walk on all lands and swim in all oceans
and fly everywhere else in between.
I shall touch all currencies and swill the best wines
Scale all the highest peaks and not wait in lines.
My wife will be a trophy; my children future kings
All enemies shall I vanquish; and wear the most purple of slings.
But then I stood at the precipice; watching the end of time
fearing the red floes beneath me, and wondering what could have been.