Are We There Yet?

 


The future gifted to you is a desert

highway Roman straight, dividing

dry featureless landscape into halves.

 

You dare a glance into the rear-view

mirror hoping to glean some pleasure

from the summer greens, fertile browns

and soft furnishings of the past. Dust

screens it from view and you know it

only settles when you have moved on.

 

You continue your journey, looking for

a rainbow on the horizon or a break in

the road where you can turn onto an

alternative direction or even a lay-by

where you can catch your breath and

get a respite of peace or warm arms.

© Guaj 2021
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Dodgem

I can’t add anything to the already appreciative comments – a superlative piece Guaj.

Tickity Too!

Griffonner

Beautiful. It’s classical with a modern twist. I love the “Dust screens it from view and you know it only settles when you have moved on‘ it is so brilliantly allegorical (can I say that?) Anyway, I doff my cap to you.

Allen

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