Now

Now

A surreal vision from past flashing through his mind
memories thick and fast flooding into remind
of that toddling child tumbling through the meadows
waddling into the night chasing lengthy shadows

and that vibrant youth dancing through the street
nary a fear to fret with the world at his feet
only to fall over a reverie of cloudy crescent
into the hollow abyss of the now and the present

A dream of a secret path to that promised land
taken in a chariot ride with a touch of a magic wand
all his friends are there and his kin that care
smiling faces abound with happy moments to share

reaching out to touch the beauty of impermanance
basking in a glow of a luminous immanence
only to be awoken from that magic ride to heaven
into the hollow abyss of the now and the present

What of the crooked lines of that original sketch?
– smoothened by time into an artful mesh
About that lurking danger in that unknown chapter?
– untouched by his fate destined under the altar

wrapped up in wistful rapture of days gone by
dreaming of hereafter augured through the same glass eye
but out of that illusion of an unworldly ascent
into the hollow abyss of the now and the present

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