In a Moment, Living Eternally
"Live within the moment, now,"
some say, as if that could be done.
In truth those very moments last
not long enough to fit our lives.
We never knew this instant time:
these senses ever run behind
perceiving partly what had passed,
milliseconds until mind
delaying signals by design:
futures not to be outrun.
Instead, let us master how
to peer past time as it arrives
anticipate an ageless day
so not to clock each fresh event
or let a second circumvent
our memories for what may stay.
In timeless ways we could awake:
epiphanies no tense can take.
In a Moment, Living Eternally © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.
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Submitted: February 24, 2019