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The Present Looms



Time is speeding out of control
as life is slowing down

The minutes of my memory
lost hours going round

My eyelids close, the past on fire
last vestige still to find

One image flashes bright and clear
all darkness cast behind

The calendar in ruins
this moment left in charge

The future marching backwards
—the present looming large

(Burlington, North Carolina: April, 2018)
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Submitted by Kurt Philip Behm on April 19, 2018

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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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