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Trailing Behind



Those footsteps ahead
are now footsteps behind

The past but a memory
the future declines

My cadence is slowing
my direction unclear

When frozen in place
on the wind I can hear

Quiet footsteps ahead
louder footsteps behind

Their sound fast approaching
to reclaim and remind

The years stay unpromised
except for the end

Each step left unwalked
trailing closer—portends

(Villanova Pennsylvania: February, 2019)
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Submitted by Kurt Philip Behm on February 10, 2019

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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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