Letting go of what’s over must be complete
The web disentangled – not even one strand
Still sticky to hold one back, or repeat
No more time given to If, But or And
To do this is tricky but not hard to teach:
Imagine two branches – with one hand on each
If you don’t let go of the one hindmost and reach
You’ll simply hang there between backward & forward
Until losing your grip
You’ll go plummeting downward
(With two broken legs there’ll be no going onward)
Of course you could reach and still have a fall
So you don’t want to risk a move at all?
Then hold onto the definite guarantee
of an eventual crippling certainty.