Treasure Island

Shalom Freedman

(Troy New York)

I Have Already Done It Or Not Done It


I have already done it or not done it-
Nothing I write from now on
Will change it very much-
I can relax-

Nothing I do in the few years left
Will be better than what I have done
In the nearly fifty years previously-

I can relax-
I needn’t worry so much about what I will write today
Or tomorrow-
I can take it easy now forever-

But I won’t,
I know I won’t-
Each day must have its own test for me
Its own anxiety and uncertainty
Its own justification in the pages written-

I cannot relax-
I will not relax-
I cannot take it easy-

Even as I write these words
I am chiding myself
For how little I have done this day
And how much Time I have wasted
And what the point is of writing
Yet another too clear and too simple and too non- ambiguous and too non-ironical and too confessional,
Poem perhaps

Submitted: Saturday, June 22, 2013
Edited: Friday, July 26, 2013

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