Sunday, April 8, 2018

three eternities

past, future, present

three eternities still pull at me:
the past sirens story and memory to draw me back—nostalgia,
the future intrigues me and the sureness of death can haunt me—
the world without me,
the present holds me in the moment,
and I can lose the sense of where I’ve been,
of where I might go, of anticipation and consequence,

at our best we hold those three eternities with equal measure,
a triangle is the most stable of shape,
an equilateral triangle is the best,
but each line knows itself to be the longer, and better,

our challenge is to hold the whole,
and know each truth as true.

by Henry H. Walker
April 5, ‘18

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