Poetry Marathon 2016, Hour Ten: Critical decision

Tenth poem of the day. I went with a found/blackout poem approach, then added my own twist at the end.

It is often said that
this is the former summarizing the latter

In the former situation,
I tend to judge the relationship
right down to natural instinct

To the extent
the end of the story came into being
in a totally different light
I spoke to impulse and reaction
a stress on chronology

as if this inclination
is not a field beset by exceptions

Seriously, though:
Where do you want to go for dinner?

(13 August 2016)

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