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live (2019)

By Matthew W.F. Senior

living in the moment:

the future is never;

the past will last, but for a flash;

now is forever;

then we die.


longing for the future:

tomorrow is forever;

the past is never;

today will last, but for a flash;

we never see the birds in the sky;

we never feel the snow fall from the sky;

we lay foundations, for future generations;

then we die.


trapped in the past:

the future is never;

before is forever;

today will last, but for a flash,

adding to the nostalgia cache;

we never live;

we never die.

This was written on a bus.

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