Ah Well

by Ken Harnisch

Ah well
We come to the same end
And for the same reasons
You will find
I take my fate well
And without sugar
I do not stalk,
Nor plead, nor
Make lawyer’s arguments
To continue for
The sake of continuance
Whatever conclusions
You draw of us, and me,
Are yours. I neither ask
For their transmission
Nor care for their intent
I’m sure there’s
Some genuine sadness
There, but there’s also
Tomorrow’s promise
Which I could not provide
And which you assuredly deserve.
The rest of this door and all
Others should be locked wordlessly
So we don’t spill needless
Verbiage on what was,
For that magic hour,
Beautiful and sublime.
Suffices to say: I sincerely wish
You the best.
Ah well.


Posted on 06/30/2007
Copyright © 2020 Ken Harnisch

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Tony Whitaker on 06/30/07 at 10:21 AM

The laissez-faire of such a sad situation is fills me with my own memories of the, Ah well! Wonderful...

Posted by Kate Demeree on 12/06/08 at 10:15 PM

*hugs*.... brings a tear to my eye..... Very well written!

Posted by Bertram Sparagmos on 10/26/12 at 02:25 PM

Sometimes the mightiest of cataclysms leaves no damage at all. This is the antithesis of the "rage against the dying of the light" style. I enjoyed it.

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