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Walter Bargen: Interruption to the End

I haven’t seen the end

or if I did see the end

I didn’t know. A litany

of denials the most blindingly likely,


and now I spend too much time

thinking about the end,

conspiring to pretend

to say something of the end,


and then a piece of the end

arrives instantly intact from

half-a-continent away,

a phone call, a jogging trail


that went awry,

a hundred degree heat,

a trail with a new end

as old as any and all of us.


— for Ken Shepard

Copyright 2016 Walter Bargen.



One comment on “Walter Bargen: Interruption to the End

  1. Victor C. Myers
    September 28, 2016

    Heartfelt. I share your thoughts and appreciate your words–Vic

    Liked by 1 person

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