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"Looking Back" (by Joe DiMino)


Looking back

I think of all the people

whom I have known--

having left the bad behind,

now they are all good--

that's what's nice about the past

gentler and kinder for distance

the glare taken off

the red-eye gone

and with computers and programs

the desktop has become our new place for editing

far from the real world

really not a mouse-click away


Now they are all gone

now they are all good

cut paste cut paste cut paste


I am forgiven also