Forever Is a Metaphor for Now

Music: Fugue in C Minor.
By Dimitri Shostakovich. Sequenced by J. Marques.

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Forever is a metaphor for now,
Imagining the moment shorn of motion,
Finding its analogy in how
The sense of self is separate from the notion.
Years erode us more than we allow.

Fear not, for in poetry is truth.
Our place among the gods remains assured.
Upon the rock of beauty lies the proof
Regarding what of wonder has endured.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon

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