28 April 2009

People I Nearly Met


amazingly I didn’t meet them
but not by any neglect on my
part – I was there, keen as a
new blade ‘tho I may have
been twenty years too late

these days the apologists say
it wasn’t my fault, more effects
of the network’s internecine
behaviours – sadly nothing’s
changed in that respect

people I never met altered me
in subtle ways, in a confluence
more than effects of harmony,
yet being buoyed by the feeling
really hasn’t changed a thing
© 29 December 2008, I. D. Carswell