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