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The Anthropic Principle

Echo starts but never
stops

like a window broken with
pavement

outstretched beneath the tree
trying

to outsmart unsuccessfully the capricious
whims

of unintended consequence
did

you see the way the town is open now to
view

now that none of the buildings are
left

pictures strewn homeless uninhabited
drift

can’t get there from here there is
nowhere

used to be things seemed to be just
settled

a little more permanent now all that’s
gone

By Joshua Keiter

reader, writer, actor, singer, teacher