20-20 Vision 382w - March 25, 2015s

author’s note:

Is hindsight really 20-20?

Not for me, not always.

But I’m working on it.


I am not a seer

but I can see well enough
to see how we destroy
innocent things and beings
in our blindness.

But we are innocent
in our blindness.

Even someone so blind
as to willfully destroy
an innocent one
is innocent.

I can even see
how I’ve destroyed
innocent things and beings.

But though I can see
why I was innocent
I am still ashamed

and yet encouraged
that my vision
continues to improve

though improvement means
I can no longer claim
such innocence.

© 2015, Michael R. Patton
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