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Sonnet For What Could Have Been And Wasn't



The continuity is easy to admire, to love.
It is perhaps inevitable that we should do so.
But what fails, what falters, what peters out—
how much is missed in what is lost?
What can we do with the promise of the extinct?
What futures could there have been
built of past elements that are not?
Let's take a moment of silence for the second stanza...

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