By BernardYoung

The Future

The future
loitering at the end of the line
is mine.

When I get there
I must remember
to make the most of it

and put all the experience
and information I’ve gathered
over the many years of travelling

(ever forward,
sometimes looking back)
to good use.

I hope to reach my destination
in good condition
so must look after myself

and stay on track.
Although if I do arrive alive
my future will have hopped aboard

an earlier connection
and still be just ahead of me.
It’s the present that will be now standing at the station.

We will have a brief encounter
before it waves  goodbye
and I set off once more.

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