Flashes of light

The flashing of lights
The beaming of brights
So distant, so close
A sight inspiring
Shining through
From mansions in the sky
Behind unobscured veils
They peek at mortals below
Who gaze and wonder
At such magnificence
While they imagine same altitude and amplitude
Abyssal coffers are lined by dreams of the lowly mortal
They laugh,
aphids sucking the red off a rose
Their technicolor teeth
cutting prisms and smiling benevolently
On the pallid hue of the working class hero
A disjoint sphere of loss and gain
Who shall transcend ?