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If only we knew

March 7, 2017 - 09:44 -- Admin

If only we knew

The loneliness of politics
Surrounds the withdrawal that is writing
In this nothing cries relief
Beyond the hope of better days

While the garbage sorts pick nits
From the words of wiser ways
They drag us to the sidelines
Of their enlightened graves

This is the way the flame dies
In the long line of small men
And women
All caught, all taught,
The thinking unthinking win
Today, but tomorrow?

Who knows?
The seeds grow
But will the flower?
Now is not the time
It is the hour
If only we knew
If only we knew

John Passant 7 March 2017