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  Answering Me-The Young Person's Time Dilemma
by Lonnie Hicks
Friday, December 10, 2010
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So what is to be my future?

just so,
just beyond
the shadow.

I saw it-
a single sprite-
hiding in
the effervescent glow.

Running quickly
I can just glimpse
it rounding
the enclosement
to break out
and be gone
to Futurement
from me here Now-

gone away
from my pursuit
Me to Me
and my meager light
in this Now..

Always the chase
always the escape
always the Sprite
hauls away to Future Time,
never being captured
in this,
my Now.

How my nourishment-
my Future be
if I am starved of it
in my current Now strivings?

How born
is Dread
in this Now
because of this?

I cannot be
or become the Future Tense
if I have only an impoverished Now.

Also, I can have no Future
if I, the real me, had not been born.

My past then
is essential
to both my Future and
my Now-
all these
seem to be in my Delimmas Mix.

Somebody tell me this:
If I am
or feel like nobody Now
how can there be a Future me?

Answer me that.

If I am severed from my past
how can there be my Now
or my Future state?

More pointedly
it becomes clear,
at least to me,
I have to borrow from my Future
to sooth my Now's despair
and to placate
my Past
which harbors sorrows there.

And if I can borrow from my Future
then it must too

be there.

Einstein said this is true .


I have answered me that.

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Reviewed by Christine Tsen
Ha! Playfully engaging reflections and one of your more whimsical!
Be well,

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