Tomorrow is Today

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Poetics:  Impermanence  (posted by Merrill)
“About a week ago, on a windy day, the sky seemed to change every few minutes. Rain to clearing to grey clouds to sunshine. It struck me not just how changeable the weather is, but how impermanent everything is. Buildings topple, land erodes into the sea, and even stars eventually die. Of course, this is not an original or profound idea.”

“So, today for Poetics, I’d like you to think about impermanence, things that are transient, or things that have passed their time. If you want to stick to the seasons, nature, or the weather, that’s fine, but I’d like to challenge you to try to come up with something different or unusual.”

From albums to tapes to CDs
keeping up is never a breeze.
From manual to electric to iPads
I have neck cramps, and it’s not a fad.
Things that are now antiques
include me and my skills–obsolete.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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18 Responses to Tomorrow is Today

  1. Sherry Marr says:

    I often ponder that the cars I once used to go out on dates in are now antiques. Smiles. I am one, myself, in fact.


  2. this left me smiling. love the hint of humor in this!


  3. merrildsmith says:

    This made me chuckle, too. Thank you. 🙂 All sorts of skills and equipment become obsolete, don’t they? And even faster these days.


  4. Shaun Jex says:

    This made me smile. As the parent of a teen I’m regularly reminded how out of touch I am with the ever changing landscape of technology.


  5. Beverly Crawford says:

    I read this with a smile. Thank heaven I mastered the computer before I retired. It is my life now!


  6. Frank Hubeny says:

    My skills too are all obsolete. Same with the CDs that I still have.


  7. rivrvlogr says:

    Nowadays, keeping up really means falling behind!


  8. The only thing we know is that we have live and learn.


  9. Tranature - quiet moments in nature says:

    I love this Sara, so many things I enjoyed became obsolete. I used to love playing music on a reel to reel, which people now want to bring back again 🙂


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