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If we are

by Matthew Zangen

If we are,
we were made
breaking upon morals.
We are
definitely finite,
infamously formal
desperate reachers,
speaking for each other
to ourselves,
sorry for our making,
thankful, and mistaken.


Posted on 09/23/2014
Copyright © 2020 Matthew Zangen

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Paul Lastovica on 09/26/14 at 12:02 AM

we are a confused mess of certainty.

Posted by Philip F De Pinto on 09/29/14 at 11:58 AM

I love how you've stitched it all together, this certainty/uncertainty, this all ado about nothing/everything, o'er which we fuss incessantly. Congratulations on POTD.

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 09/29/14 at 03:49 PM

Congrats on POTD! Loved the phrase "definitely finite", that first word "if" and that last word "mistaken". So many carefully chosen words in this. Thanks!

Posted by Leonard M Hawkes on 12/17/14 at 03:18 AM

Yes, desperate, thankful and still very much mistaken--therefore poetry?

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