FELIX DENNIS

Felix Dennis

Felix Dennis, Poet, Publisher and Tree Planter

We Spend So Long In Being…

We spend so long in being
	            what we should wish to be,
Erecting and enhancing
	            a thing that others see;
We keep so busy living
	            as some have said we must,
Perfecting and embracing
	            the sleepwalk of the just,
Concocting love and duty
	            for enemies and friends,
The prisoners of a jury
	            whose sentence never ends,
Too comfortable to alter
	            — as exiles, we defer,
For fear we might encounter
	            the ghost of who we were.

Dorsington, Warwickshire July 27, 2007

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