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Too late

Carole Glasser Langille
From:   Late In A Slow Time. Mansfield Press, 2003.


Already it is too late
to start over. So many people
I'll never be, things I won't do.
Why list them? Soon the years ahead
will be too few to maneuver among
and I won't be able to lie, even to myself.
As in a cave at low tide, echoes resound,
not in the spaciousness of possibility,
but in limitation. And isn't this good?
To say, "Yes, I haven't. That's right, I never did."



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