It Takes A Yesterday. . .

 

Scribed March 25, 1989. . .(Keep in mind the quantum theory that all time is simultaneous.  If it is difficult to accept I had to learn it to survive and  have consciously lived with it for well over a half century.)

One must of needs supply a history to give meaning to the day.  For when there is no history, there is also no Now, and certainly no future.  It is only with a history does the uniqueness begin to show and the ability to clarify that uniqueness and to be a positive influence must be because peace has already been made with that history.  (the teacher)

 

 

No Yesterday. . .

We don’t even have
a yesterday
when we forget the past.

And no use looking
for a tomorrow
because today
does not happen.
It takes a yesterday
to make a now today.

We can costume
our yesterday
and dress it up
to be fashionable.
And then possibly
we can walk together. . .

But I think
the proper thing to do,
if not courageous,
would be to stare
down yesterday
and suck the fear out of it.

Then perhaps we’ll have a today
as bed for tomorrow.
That assures a future only

if you are okay with that?

 

 

2 Responses to It Takes A Yesterday. . .

  1. Maria Wulf May 22, 2017 at 7:36 pm #

    I love how this breaks down the barriers of our ideas of time. Your back and forth of words makes the whole poem read as if it must all be happening at once.

  2. Veronica Hallissey June 4, 2017 at 12:50 pm #

    Maria, all time is simultaneous. The past is still happening, the future has already happened and we in the present race to catch up with it all. It is with earth life, linear measurement that we gain our stable footing to enable us to work in other places. It is a hard concept to integrate.

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