Betwixt

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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.