the future is past

that photograph
because i kept it on the table
where the light comes in

the lines
around your lips
and my eyes
seem vacant

they’re no longer
glancing in your direction
they just seem to stare
in no particular direction
at all

and you can’t really tell
what something is going to turn out to be
and maybe that’s best
even if we saw the future
i doubt we’d recognize it

i mean
we have trouble
even recognizing the past


  1. This is just…amazing!

    I like how it examines so gently the layers that we do not see.

  2. thank you, maria. it means a lot that you took that away from it.

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