Assuming Forever

By assuming “forever”
is our future,
we lose our past
in its mist.

We step into 
fog and forget
what clarity
we had,

what we stepped 
away from to find
this. We assume
forever,

then are swallowed
by coming dark.
All the signs
of ending might be

right behind us,
might have been
in plain sight, might even
have been discussed

incessantly 
and we’d still
never see their like
in forever’s fog,

the haze that covers
our imminent end.
Whenever we claim
forever for a future

we assure that there will be
no such thing. It’s
too good a myth
for us to deny.

About Tony Brown

A poet with a history in slam, lots of publications; my personal poetry and a little bit of daily life and opinions. Read the page called "About..." for the details. View all posts by Tony Brown

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