Friday, June 21, 2013

Going There


Of course it was a disaster.

The unbearable, dearest secret
 has always been a disaster.

The danger when we try to leave.

Going over and over afterward
 what we should have done 
instead of what we did.

But for those short times
 we seemed to be alive. 
Misled, 
misused, lied to and cheated,
 certainly.
Still, for that 
little while, we visited
our possible life.

Jack Gilbert