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Nothing to Be Gained

Nothing to Be Gained
October 14
14:04 2013

JOHN BENNETT

There’s nothing
to be
gained from
memories.

Nothing to
be gained
from
making plans.

Nothing to
be gained
from
slicking your
hair back
getting the
knot in
your tie
just right
or replacing
the worn
heels on
your shoes.

Nothing to
be gained
from saving
old love
letters &
photographs.

Nothing to
be gained
from accepting
that it
all passed
you by
or pretending
that the
best lies
ahead.

Life’s a
slow trek
thru attrition.

But still,
there are
moments like
hawks on
the wind
that don’t
tarnish.

We make
too much
out of
everything.

SEE ALSO

Capitalism on a deathbed, or: Jesus was an American

Falling leaves

What we have to get by on

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Find John Bennett’s novels, short stories, and shards at Hcolom Press. You can contact him, or get on his Shards list at dasleben@fairpoint.net. Read a review of his novel Children of the Sun & Earth here

 

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