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No way of going back

It was my life in fast review, initially at double speed
Until I learned which functions scrolled the images
On screen. I could pause, freeze frame advance,
Endlessly replay and alter sound although the thing
Would not allow fast forward beyond the here and now;
But I could live with that. For hours I was enthused,
Then bored I pressed the little square thinking that
I’d watch another life that was attractive; at best I
Had expected what ensues on changing channels.
I regret that even with the manual, when you press
The stop in life there is no way of going back.

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Poem No way of going back - Ivan Donn Carswell