The Damning of Retrospect

The Damning of Retrospect


Where only eagles might once have dared

standing alone upon the crag

out over a great precipice

with only a ravine


so deep under

where finally only the river roars

temptations beckon forth,

 cold wind howls on




finally stripped

to bare nakedness

nothing to hide behind

left alone with only





aloofness, and smugness

fullness of self


only once seeming impregnable

only facades

in reality

thinly veiled shielding

finally stripped clean

prone, frail

and left pondering,

what is a true starkness

knowing vulernability

feeling sharpened edge of finality

and regret…

The Damning of Retrospect©Leonard.C. Gesinski All Rights Reserved(05/19/2013)

2 Responses to “The Damning of Retrospect”

  1. The flow of this reads well!

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