#2,468 Now

There is nowhere else to be
outside now –
Our pasts are
as relevant as our futures &
this is not a moment to live
in advance of –
finite times –
finitude our only given –
my
ambition is present –
Recall
is that wiry fool with a stick
& inflated gut –
distraction’s
trumpet blower –
We speed
up with ageing’s view & our
yet-met distances drop off –
hope’s avarice left to starve