once upon a time

Before it starts it’s over.
No beginning,  no ending.
Any thing that would or
could happen never did.  It was over
before it had a beginning.

Things happen, a word, a gesture
and a relationship ends before it’s
begun. Life and living all
rolled into one moment and it’s over
before it had a chance to begin.
We don’t see it coming, that
simple word, or gesture and
it’s over before it had a beginning.

Walking away now, drifting back
To before that word or gesture spoke
in splendid eloquence. Looking onwards,
judgement persuaded by that gesture or
spoken word.  We arrived at an ending
before a relationship had begun.


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