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We buy ahead on the life we think we want
Looking into the days ahead
As though our crystal ball was so clear
To show us what will be when the payments are made
The life we imagine is likely too big or too small
For what we need when we take the deed
Certain to be different on the day we arrive
Keys in hand, do we pull into the drive
Or put a sign in the yard
Consult the stars
To know who we will be
Once the seasons roll again
The sports car gives a thrill
Gets there fast
Only room for two
Old couples erect mansions
Fill them full of treasure
Collected in a life so temporary
The passages
No matter how well we think we’ve planned to navigate
Can close in like caves
Or leave us out on display
In a glass house with no shade
Whether we prefer things settled
Leave them open to the end
Our vision is marred by generations
Behind and ahead
Cluttered with dreams unfulfilled
Those yet to live

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unbelief seems sexier

doubters are hip

living on the edge of nothing

the cool, cool trend

those who once believed

say they are not so sure

perhaps taking a shot

watching a film with little plot

they think will be the cure

a dumpier neighborhood

on the other side of the world

if only we can fix that

give away 10,000 shoes

dig a ditch, pull a child away from making bricks

injustice gets under the skin

the things they don’t want to do

haunt

again and again

so turn this way and that

wrestle with self, where’s the fun in that

fighting the good fight

left behind

in favor of a solution

that seems to leave no one out

misery, good company

head to the party

drown the sorrows of the world

in a dance of reverie

or perhaps in a series of symposiums

well attended by the brightest minds

halls filled with fools who are blind leading blind