Past, Present, Future (draft)

The bliss gored deep into my heart –

a gap, a hole, yawning, leaking, pouring out lifeblood.

The clotting takes time, takes pain, takes trace amounts of fibre,

Yet take it all – take it all – don’t leave me with emptiness.

The temporal joy of the perpetually inconstant Present,

Greets the mad-hat Future;

Handsome with dashes of hope,

Muscular with the unified contributions of nations and peoples – humanity!

Fleet as Tomorrow, quick as now, now, and now!

Twisted, morbid, awesome cousin of Present.

– Greets it with a thump, swerving to miss, crashing to burn,

Leaving poor Past papperwalling in the confines of yesterday.

Was, is, yet to be.

Future; bring on the newly unearthed pain!

Present; dance for the spontaneous joy!

Past; enlighten me with the wisdom of experience, the experience of wisdom once was.


[circa 2011]


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