Sunday, October 20, 2013



hindsight is not 20/20
although it makes a pithy saying

hindsight is not a microscope
although it focuses the mind’s eye

hindsight is a type of telescope
we use to pull back the past over our shoulder

hindsight is the narrow delusion of memory
that reconstructs as best as we are capable

if only i had known what i know now
or i would do everything differently this time

but we wouldn’t and we won’t and we can’t
because hindsight is not 20/20

and foresight is a fool’s paradise
and sight is elusive and fleeting

all shadows and cardboard like a photograph
or a novel or the film everyone watches instead

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