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Sunday, 26 October 2014

In This Light by Alan Dunnett

You sit with the others staring at the agenda.
Everything is in order and respectable.
The chairperson is venerated, the coffee
is not instant. The doorknobs are burnished gold
in this light.

You are here by design and not by mistake
and yet you wish it were not so. You wish
you could leave and return with force
because this meeting has a foregone conclusion
in this light.

Everyone is polite. Some are confident. Some
are riddled with concern. There must be a way
to change the future but this is not it.
They will smile and minute with accuracy
in this light.