August 18

THE ROAD TO RUIN

The Road to Ruin has never been called
the Road to Ruin, always, always something else.
In the language of reverse speak the sign’s
arrows point to Greatness, Best, Number One.
Always, always, the Road to Ruin is littered
with the throwaways, the cast-offs:
humans that are different
the powerless and the havenots
truth and its children
values and their kin
culture and creativity
love
At some point it will hit you and you will turn
around and go back and begin to recover all
that has been thrown away.

It can be too late sooner than you think.