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History 9



The pendulum is not your friend.
The arc can only be calculated
after the fact.
Memory is wiped out
after one lifetime.
Stories are agendas.
Those who don't understand history
are condemned to report it.
Everyone confuses
contribution with cause.
History's judgment
carries about as much force
as a century-old breeze.
There is no salvation in yesterday.

All poems are written and copyrighted by Michael C. Rush.
None may be republished or repurposed without permission.