In poetry-
I am the one I could have been,
Had nurture not dispensed with art.

In poetry-
I am the one who jeered at fear,
Who whispered in its ear:
Fool! Fight or flight is all one art!

In poetry-
I am the one I longed to be,
The sailor home from sea,
This chart, This compass, all my art

But life is-
not poetry

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