Friday, April 28, 2006

ecklebert's eccentric ends-and-odds

advice for those who seek it

don't trust anyone who points only to how far we've come
instead of, also, how far we have to go:
not only in the world at large, but in ourselves
to understand our past, our present
and what could be the future.

when I was 12 I dreamed often
vividly, of other worlds
in which my friends and I lived
but were subtly different
different choices
difference, existence.

At 21, a student
I learned these worlds were made. By we
who dream awake and asleep;
tomorrow is shaped by our dreaming
and the hard work we put in today.
Those in power today
always seek the cloaking of tomorrow.
Somehow, we must find a more accurate balance
between the needs of today and wants
of tomorrow.

No comments: