The Past And Future Have Died



Climbing in through an incision
Never open before
—a wound now unsutured
And I dive deep to the core
Old feelings rush by me
Desperately searching for air
To harden dry in awareness,
     ‘A truth now a dare’

As my eyes start to weaken
The roots of memory expose
— new feelings pump toward me
Any escape has been closed
But I stop not to question
Or to wonder then why
My homecoming complete,
    ‘The past and future have died’

(Villanova Pennsylvania: October, 2015)
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Submitted by KurtPhilipBehm on October 27, 2015

Modified on March 14, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme ABCBDEXE AXDCAXCC X
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 465
Words 84
Stanzas 3
Stanza Lengths 8, 8, 1

Kurt Philip Behm

Longtime writer with twelve books in publication. Three of them Poetry. : The Death Of The Playground : The Sword Of Ichiban : Searching For Crazy Horse : Darkening Sun : An Anthology Of Perception-Vol's 1 & 2 : After Midnight : Sammy And Bumpers : The Fall City Mandate : Revenge Along The War Trail : Death from The Sky more…

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