Saturday, May 16, 2015

us now from both past and future

from our earlier and our future selves

in the present I can feel tomorrow call to us,

I can sense the future selves within my students,
see the potential of the self coming into its power,
and thus my vision and my belief
can help the form already present
define itself more fully,

and when I see my former middle schoolers
onstage as high schoolers,
I can also see their past selves
as an aura that still suffuses them,

past and future help us to be more truly present
when we embrace and learn from
both our earlier and our future selves.

by Henry H. Walker
May 7, ‘15

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