The Good Samaritan’s Fate

I was up at twilight,
counting the legacies of fading stars,
trying to preach to burglars
jimmying locks unshut.
But it was no use.
The burglars escaped
both the sermon and hypnosis-by-fading-star.
While I counted until the last star I could see
came up
and blinded me.

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