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20...20 Vision

He answered, ‘Whether he is a sinner I do not know. One thing I do know, that though I was blind, now I see.’ They said to him, ‘What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes?’ He answered them, ‘I have told you already, and you would not listen. Why do you want to hear it again? Do you also want to become his disciples?’  And they reviled him, saying, ‘You are his disciple, but we are disciples of Moses. We know that God has spoken to Moses, but as for this man, we do not know where he comes from. The man answered, ‘Why, this is an amazing thing! You do not know where he comes from, and yet he opened my eyes. We know that God does not listen to sinners, but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does his will, God listens to him. Never since the world began has it been heard that anyone opened the eyes of a man born blind. If this man were not from God, he could do nothing.’ They answered him, ‘You were born in utter sin, and would you teach us?’ And they cast him out. ~ John 9:25-34, ESV

Twenty-Twenty
Not ABC documentary news—
Flash; get the picture?
Out of focus, sharp images set in contrast,
Good and Evil—Life and Death—Black and White.
Adjustment preeminent, gray areas eventually erased, but not before
Hindsight is out of sight—
Blinded by status quos,
Mirroring bygone likenesses’
Illusory forms, intellectually misled—spiritually dead.
Sight gag, cataracts with panoramic view—
Now you see them, now you don’t—
Cloud gathering by invitation only.
Yesterday’s headlines:
Could have, would have, should have!!!!

~ from my manuscript – Montage of Poetic Imaginations; March 14, 2000