Device

From the collection Catch Up With Summer, published in 2015.

Device

The accidental meeting
was fortuitous
in the sense that
avoiding a catastrophe
was the result of it
but it was still an accident
and so
left injury in its wake.
The luck
that brought it all about
has now gone on its way
to influence others
while we are left here
to clean up.
Opportunity has knocked
us down, I think.

Person watching a meteor fall. Postcard on recycled cardboard.

Person watching a meteor fall. Postcard on recycled cardboard.

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11 thoughts on “Device

    • Yes. So often in any event, there are good and bad parts, mixed together, inseparable. I find this fascinating and have spent a lot of time trying to tease out the two from their tangles, with limited success, but I keep trying. Poetry is part of this, I think!

    • Thank you. Sometimes I think all of life is this way, throwing dice, hoping they land ok and then don’t fall off the table. I especially appreciate that you said “thought-provoking “. I always hope for that.

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