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The Emotions



In this world, so many occasions for disappointment,
so many opportunities for regret.

Joy is the appetizer; grief, the meal.
Who can celebrate loss or mourn gain?

We are just going through the emotions.
So controlled, so constrained, so curtailed.

I have studied how the world teaches us.
Someday I will consider what it teaches us.

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