Patti Masterman

Palindrome - Once I Knew That - Poem by Patti Masterman

Once I knew that
Never fully comprehended
Things of this world;
Worse, always underestimated
It's purposes, the trajectory of despair-
Might some things not
Be done differently,
And maybe physics or
laws of gravity
Would be less dependable,
But child needn't be sacrificed
Just so adult be birthed,
And you would not have to destroy love;
Determining what love was worth keeping.
Keeping worth was love
What determining love destroy
To have not, would you
And birthed be adult
So just sacrificed
Be needn't child
But dependable less be
Would gravity of laws or physics maybe
And differently done
Be not things, some might despair
Of trajectory, the purposes it's understimated always:
Worse world this, of things comprehended fully, never-
That knew I once.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, April 11, 2010

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