Tuesday 12 May 2020

Hagar Peeters: 'Ook wij, Titaantjes'

we too, tiny titans

We had no clue what it was all about.
We did things just since things are what you do.
Performed our deeds and sometimes read a book
to celebrate that thoughts don’t die on you. 

We pushed ahead because you must go on
or stopped short at an unexpected look
for there are looks where meaning’s clearly sent,
above all when we wanted what was meant.

We started and we rounded off it seemed
but what was set in motion followed its own path.
We made our plans, though all the while resigned
to things not going as we thought they might.

We just ran out when we had reached the stage
that unforeseen things could not be reversed.
All that we had we left there in the lurch
and searched for that which had abandoned us.

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