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Ghosts of Valentine’s Past, pt.3

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Strangely, only one page before the bad romance passages from my old journal that I shared the last two days, I found the final drafts of an actual love poem I wrote.  It’s legit–I was actually dating someone at that time, and had written her a poem.  Love poetry is not something I ever really do (I practically crucify my students for it), but this one ain’t bad.  Looking back, I surprised myself with what I came up with considering that I was a neophyte poet.  My journal shows that I drafted it for a week back then.  I’ve retouched it a little bit here.  Happy Valentine’s Day! ~Jeff

A Brief Meditation on Time by Jeff Burd

How long until the future?
Not the speculative future
you see in movies
with spaceships and robots,
but rather
the near-certain future
when we will lie together
after midnight wondering
how on Earth
the stars could align
to make the future
greater than the present.

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Written by seeker70

February 14, 2014 at 8:07 am

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