Emily Dawn


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Future Tense

FUTURE TENSE
The future has no obligation
to redecorate.
It floats blissfully aloof,
In a room with a view,
watching the tense present
zig zag toward it,
taut with the weighted options
of the entire alphabet, A-Z.

Alternatives pile up like hat-boxes.
But the far away future
isn't a bellhop
and the near future won't give up
her privileged status
in the penthouse suite
until her countdown
to final check-out
is as deflated as her bank account.

And though she spouted independence
when the tense present
was just a...

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