So it goes

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic

The condition I suffer is that I live. 

Nothing may change unless something gives.

Abyss on abyss, wall upon wall.

Might I hope for something more?

Dreamy romantic, despair and strife.

All I envisioned will never occur.

I drudge on aimlessly in this life

stranded awash the cosmic shore

as a worn individual

in steady mental decline

unless I adopt and obey

shabby collectivist values.

Never will I:

- make amends with past friends
or those I've wronged 

deliberately or inadvertently. 

- read as much as I supposed I would.

- write articulately an interesting novel.

- meet new and interesting people 

lest grudge and pettiness take their turn in wake.

- leave my house unperturbed by ignominy

or general discomfort.

My saying so consolidates my position

as time perverts my mind.

So it goes.

Submitted: June 04, 2021

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Ann Sepino

It's interesting how one's time in the living world either forces one to become jaded or to cling to the innocence of the past. An interesting poem. The rhyming is subtle, which I think makes it more effective than if it had been more structured. :)

Sat, June 5th, 2021 3:17am

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