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Making things up

It’s remarkable

how far we go

to make glorious, memorable dust.

It’s incredible how much we give

to feel big enough to laugh,

for an arrangement worth saving

pixels for a while.

It’s funny -in a very broad sense-

how sweet we are to believe what we make.

It’s only natural, we have to get by;

it’s harder to choose and end it, because

what if…

What’s stupendous is how all this-

Babylon,

falls,

golden evenings,

songs,

things hearts can do-

all this fanatical whole,

this evermore,

is just for us to chance upon,

rapture in and dismember

as if

it cost nothing, no time, no love, at all.  

Duane Michals The Human Condition

Duane Michals The Human Condition

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