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What If


George Frederic Watts, “Sir Galahad”

104 words

And what if, in fact, he already came
Again, that once and future king of ours
But we didn’t recognize him? No shame
In that, of course, how could we know? Arthur’s
A common enough name. And, he
Might have appeared, but named as someone else,
When we were pre-occupied. Wars. Plagues. We
Couldn’t predict when his rebirth should’ve
Occurred — or which exact emergency
Would summon him. Do we believe enough
In our myths, in our tales about our son
Of suns, of ages long foretold and of
Ages promised . . . and did we miss the one
Who managed to arrive here once-upon?