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Which Came First



Are the destruction and the disappointment separate?
If so, which came first?
Or are they somehow the same thing?
Was this inevitable from the start?
Or did it—did I—go horribly wrong
somewhere along the way?
Would it have been better never
to have lived to see this?
Or is there fulfillment in witness?

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