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Sonnet: Many Rivers To Cross

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Everything passes, everything changes

Just do what you think you should do

-Bob Dylan


Twain's hermenautical understanding

of Mighty Mississip's shifting silty

sands was an amazing feat of reading

between the river's flow lines, receding

waters, and anchored bodies of guilty

Blacks qua Blacks, gamblers caught underhanding.

H. of the pre-Socratics would aver

that you can't enter the same river twice;

it's a phenomenological thing

having to do with flow and superstring

theories; mere truisms would never suffice --

not for my ancient, nagging Muse, not her.

What's the sense of changing horses midstream

if the fuckin river's just a bad dream?


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