The u-turn toward
the earlier
before we reached
this hard-fought point

sends drivers past
the interstate
toward the first square
once thought done

and those who choose
to head on back
approach the loss
of what was gained.

Perhaps for some
that's progress made
and they may think that
rather great

but history
remains averse
to those who go
from bad to worse.

Regression © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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Submitted: June 24, 2020