History



before a beginning

is the end of a another beginning
history’s a tangled skein
not a straight-laid thread
it’s full of strands and knots
of varied weights
and counter-weights
of light and lead
when teased apart we learn
who today has lost
and who is winning
who is floating
who is falling
who is free
or who is hauling

someone else’s freight
who can move
or who is crushed

by someone else’s
sinning

.

Jim Culleny
8/3/14

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