the flowers of the future
Last year she quit her job, sold her belongings, and moved to another state. Now she’s back again, and we’re here pretending nothing happened – no man broke her heart, no time has passed, she’s just living in a different apartment now, working a different job – slightly shifted but the same.
In my dream they stood naked in a field. In my head he sings to me still, though I haven’t seen him in years. He sings, he sings, the sun goes away behind a cloud, my eyes disappear beneath their lids, water swells over the earth.
You want to listen to his music pre-2017, Bob Dylan in his early years, my music in the future, if there is one.
My professor said all humans seek recognition. It’s the only way we can know ourselves – to see our self through someone else.
It isn’t real life, he said. It echoes at me through the years. It isn’t real life.
What are we building now? The houses of our past has crumbled. My mind is crumbling. Must we always make something more?
You are still alive out there, somewhere, though I haven’t seen you in years.
My old Philosophy teacher doesn’t want to vote for Bernie. But we all already knew that there is a limit to the usefulness of Philosophy.
The strings we left dangling may yet be tied back together. All we have is the time we have left to see what happens: what dreams we will dream, what music we will lose and find again, what people will fade away or come back, what all we will build and tear down.