Kurt Philip Behm


The Present Looms - Poem by Kurt Philip Behm

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)

Topic(s) of this poem: time


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  • Kostas Lagos (4/19/2018 1:48:00 PM)

    Every line in this poem masterly written! Fantasic! (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 19, 2018



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