Ode To The Future

So here I am, one day behind,
One day behind myself,
Here I am, one step back,
From the place I want to be standing.

Here I am, a lifetime ago,
With mumbled memories,
With dreams and things of keeping,
I wish I'd kept the promises,
That were worth keeping.

While there's life,
While there's life, there's hope,
And promises worth keeping.
And from the place I'm standing now,
I'll soon be leaping.

I left the past in a small, brown box,
Held together, with luck and locks,
Left it where it to be where it must,
In the back of a closet, collecting dust.

2002 01 20 - 23:18