June 12, 2015


Everyone said
they wanted to come,
though many
were brought in
far away from home,
to mingle within
long shadows of youth,
trying to remember
every innocent sin

before they all knew
they would never touch
one another again;
remembering from long before,
a future unimaginably distant,
full of wives, husbands,
children as yet unborn,
love, illness, untimely death,
all waiting to be
tried on,

Those still at large
have finally surrendered,
so they might explain
to themselves and others,
how every little thing
had gone so well,
at least so far
as they
could tell.