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It All Depends on What You’re Used To

I shall reverse everything.
Die before I am born,
read the last page of a book
and forget the beginning.
See the world from the other side.
Take off my glasses when I get up,
and put them on when I retire.
Explore the end of time
and come back to creation.

In other words mix myself up,
say goodby before I say hello,
visit the tree before it becomes the table,
live with my words before I choose them,
read the poem before it is written,
deal with my deeds before they’re conceived.
How much I could avoid,
Forget the future and live toward the past.
But perhaps that is what I do.
I give up before I begin,
form opinions without knowledge.

Published inIndex of all Poems