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Right Enough



The first time, the world went wrong.
The second time, too.  So wrong.
So many times.
Until one time one thing,
the right thing, went right.
Someone figured out how to save
some lessons learned before reset.
Eventually, maybe a million times later,
someone figured it out again,
and found a record already there.
The next time, and the next time
after the next time, over and over,
they got it wrong and paid it forward.
And now, finally, with all that help,
we get it right!  Right enough.
We're moving forward, unlooped.
We, the Beneficiaries, will see the future.
I'm glad, I guess, to be part of it,
though it makes less difference
than you might imagine.
I know all the ways the world went wrong,
but not what it felt like.
I'll never marry, as the one I would
have wanted got swept away in error.
But the world works,
and holds as much happiness,
as much success, as it ever could.
We eliminated every error ever made.
If it were wrong to regret that,
even a little, even an iota,
the world would have reiterated again.
In the end, which is the beginning,
is the inflection of perfection,
and the lie of the try.

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