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The Competition



I have always been squeamish
about damaging things,
about destroying things,
about using them up.

Yet I have used things.
I have used things up.
I have worn things.
I have worn things out.

Questions are hallucinations.
Answers are delusions.
Who dares wake
into the bleak?

Attend the competition for attention
between a what and a whatnot.

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