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Book: Poetry: destiny and fate: wishing, willing, and wonder: poem

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Your first wish was so important and yet so fragile that it included the addendum that if you ever wished again, no matter how much or how hard, those wishes would never come true. And then you forgot your first wish, and its addendum. Therefore, though you now wish, and wish, and wish, and nothing ever happens, you never imagine that your wish has come true.





A pole in search of a flag.

A 'what?' with no 'how?' to look for a 'why?'.

A blind man begging for sight in a lightless world.

A ringleader watching a circus.

A shadow chasing after a runner.

A feast waiting for hunger.

A bird flying after its wings.

If only we weren't what we aren't we could be what we are. But we are mere perspectives of ourselves; replicas of replicas. We walk in the shadow of what we are; we existed, but not really.

And yet it does not matter. For why should a flag, a magnificent flag- a glorious, anomalous, inexplicable flag- care if it was created, merely make obvious the wind?



(excerpted from THE DREAM OF BEING: aphorisms, ideograms, and aislings, by Jack Haas)

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