Morality Play

Live and Learn, that’s the ideal ----->
Forward motion  (float downstream) towards
Some approximation of perfection or completeness/
Sun-gilt horizon, blue hills and hazy promise,
Never making the same mistake twice.
of course, is quite different.
We get caught in eddies and whirled
around and around,
in tightly looping segments of time
erring and compounding our erring
so that we age without growing,
which, when you think about it,
is the very definition of adulthood.

each man has his own characteristic experience”
(have you heard this before?)
and is bought back to it,
as a puppy is bought back to his own puddle of piss,
to have his nose rubbed in it.
Have you learned your lesson yet?

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