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The Pattern 4



To escape from the pattern?
To escape from awareness of the pattern?

I don't understand the people
who aren't looking for a better way.

I like myself best when I am most myself:
why is it so hard?

I build to fortify myself sufficiently
against erosion.

Mad, to believe we can control
what form madness takes.

Carved by love and loss,
how could we end whole?

To deviate from reason,
to be lost, at last.

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