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Wednesday Poem of the Week: Going There by Jack Gilbert

0 Comments 14 November 2012

Jack Gilbert (February 18, 1925 – November 13, 2012)

Going There by Jack Gilbert

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.

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