Tomorrow's memories long to
embrace ancient passions and
ingest pounds of joyful human
Yesterday's tears sufficiently
warm the surface for future cries
of love, harmony, and internal
Regret, anger, and outmoded values
shatter past mistakes with a
displacement of forgiving substances.
Unforgettable times in years to come
vigorously compete with past years
Competition, bitter to the senses,
never touches truth to a significant
degree and consequently fails to
admit that the past and future must
work as one to paint the present
on a pure white canvas.
Intentions of pleasure drown in a
dead sea never to exist in the
Love and care for yesterday's moments,
live today's joys,
and enjoy the sweet taste of
This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.