Where We Are Now

The antechamber
where the poet immersed
in words and wine.
   
The corridor
where the poet approached
on the appointed day.
   
The start
of the poem proper
say some experts.
The start
of the poem proper
say some experts.
 
A figment
of a fragment
from another poem
of the same period.
   
Closed
for restoration
and not reopening
any time soon.
All that's left
of this bit.
Added
by a later
and better poet
all agree.
    A cell
where the poet hid
from the world
and himself.
  The end
until the poet
changed his mind.
The end
until the poet
changed his mind again.
    The point
where the poet opted
for the mystique
of an unfinished

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