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This and That 4



You may be satisfied with this.
But if the world offers this plus that,
what are you missing for the lack of that?
What if that were the essential thing,
the thing you were meant to find, to have,
the thing you needed to make everything
fit and serve and satisfy?
Should you pursue that?
Yet there is always another that,
and another that beyond that that.
Should you spend your entire life
chasing that, the that behind each that?
Or be satisfied with this?  Can you
be satisfied with this and only this?

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