Saturday, February 12, 2022


 Moral of the Story

I’m in the phase of life when the moral kicks in

Most of the relevant antagonists and foils

Have already been introduced

And a general adversarial tone has been established

If there was a turning point I missed it

All that’s left now is anti-climax

And a long scudding denouement

Now it’s just lesson after lesson

Smacking me upside the head

All the hard truths bursting forth like crocuses

Eager to be looked at and watered  

All that build-up and exposition for this?

I’m the hare getting whipped by a tortoise

The unreachable grape just before it spoils


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