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To The Next



Every decision undoes every previous decision.
Every choice unchooses, every act
remakes everything.
Every decision, choice, act, matters,
but they are temporary, transient, markers
of movement we call progress, rising
and fading as we quickly leave them behind.
We decide, we choose, we act,
in response to this bit of the world
and then to the next.
We perceive, we parse, we assess.
This is what we do,
and therefore what we are:
what moves to the next and the next and the next.

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