The Glory of Now


This is the wisdom of the skin

that speaks to the air in verses

that become eternity songs

with libretto under glass

forever preserved.


There is no escape from now

with a hope that then will

become a now of its own ilk.

Later conceptualizes promise

but now, damn, is already gone.


I sing of the nows, all of them,

for you, for me, for people

we pass and do not greet;

missing the moment of our

best way to remember, a nod,

a smile, a now hello.


Rejoice that nows come as love

as if a note left behind to explain

you are alive this hour, this

timeframe. Oh now, be mine

for a long time. Eventually

we will not recognize your hereness

quietly because nows always turn

so effortlessly into was.







Author's Notes/Comments: 

This one is for 9inety with affection. I love a good timely write. :D  ~allets~


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corcorthebabydragon's picture

I love the last verse. I def

I love the last verse. I def live in the moment, which is so easily lost to worry.

allets's picture

In Geometry Class

They taught there is no such thing as a "point" or a "line" - they are concepts for ideas but have no physical, measurable realness. Now is like that. Before you finish pronouncing it, its gone. Only possibilities (hopefully happy good ones) follow - Thanks for the read and kind comment. ~a~




KindredSpirit's picture

Since I just read this


I will have to say it is very good

Right now

Before I go.


allets's picture

This Was Fun

to contemplate how humans devine

impossible time concepts and use

them frequently. U made me chuckle

KS - thanks! ~a~




SSmoothie's picture

Incredible! Very worthy of

Incredible! Very worthy of the incredible 9intey! Gobsmacked by its rare beauty the first verse gave me goosebumps!  

Don't let any one shake your dream stars from your eyes, lest your soul Come away with them! -SS    

"Well, it's life SIMS, but not as we know it" - ¡$&am

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9inety Rocks

Gossebumps? Really? I am soooooooo honored. (u rock 2!) ~a~