Existing now

Caught in this intricate

moment between

what was

as a certainty

and what might be

as an uncertainty,

there is no way to

slip back through

the stream of time

to recover what

is gone;

and in looking forward

there are

the many

uncertain possibilities

of futures

that branch like

trees into

the unfoldings

and arrays

of what might be.


Existing now

is all there is,

just now

and ever in

that territory

of living



about yesterdays

and ponderings

about tomorrows.


And in that

moving forward

with courage

into the openings

of the future,

with anxiety

and anticipation

always holding

our hands,

there are

the unknown unknowns

and the possibilities

beyond prediction,

and the present threat

of extinction.