Change Has Tenses All Its Own

by Oonah V. Joslin


The Present Continuous
now and now and now
that goes unnoticed in the sweep of days
is seldom spoken of in conversation
wreaks its havoc little by little
in subtle
cumulative ways.

The Future Fast Historic
alters everything in one
life changing
heart pounding
significant moment of
such clarity that the
light of its revelation shocks us
stops us in the now.

Last
the Future Perfect where
unaware
we will have been
whatever
it is
we were.


Copyright © 2011 by Oonah V. Joslin

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