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ESCAPIST - NEVER, by                 Poet Analysis     Poet's Biography
First Line: He is no fugitive—escaped, escaping
Last Line: All is an interminable chain of longing
Subject(s): Seeking

He is no fugitive- escaped, escaping.
No one has seen him stumble looking back.
His fear is not behind him but beside him
On either hand to make his course perhaps
A crooked straightness yet no less a straightness.
He runs face forward. He is a pursuer.
He is a seeker who in his turn seeks
Another still, lost far into the distance.
Any who seek him seek in him the seeker.
His life is a pursuit of a pursuit forever.
It is the future that creates his present.
All is an interminable chain of longing

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