yesterday is coming

There will come a time
when the gray view ahead
diminishes to a tiny black dot

when our impatience
to dismiss the present
outweighs existence

We train for it
by listening to music
instead of birds and cicadas

We prepare for it
by watching TV
instead of the shimmer of leaves

We rehearse for it
by texting endlessly
instead of listening to eyes

We plan for it
by twiddling our thumbs
instead of listening to our hearts

We scheme for it
by wishing for magic
instead of knowing who we are

We lust for it
in irrefutable ignorance
instead of paying attention

Finally it will be all that is left
yesterday is coming

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About riverwriter

Poet, playwright, duplicate bridge player, website designer, cottager, husband, father, grandfather, former athlete, carpenter, computer helper for my friends, theatre designer, backstage polymath, retired teacher of highschool English, drama, art, a baritone singer in a barbershop quartet, who knows what else? wordcurrents is on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wordcurrents/ Doug also has a Facebook page, "Incognitio", related to his novels.
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