This Moment of Your Life

This Moment of Your Life by Dave Hood

The past, a collection of memories.
Forgotten, boxed in the crawl space.
The past, a haunting ghost, wreaking havoc in your life.
The past, just more sorrow, making you weep.

The future, always a mystery,
unknown until it unfolds, no matter what you dream.
The future, a lit candle,
flaming out by an unexpected gust of wind.

This moment, forgotten like the last,
another opportunity to sleepwalk, live mindlessly.
There’s tomorrow, you tell yourself.

This moment, always a gift
to awaken—
to see, to hear, to smell, to touch, to taste, to feel
to experience the wonders and mysteries and awe
of your passing life.


About Dave Hood

Lover of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction. Professional photographer and writer. Without the arts, life would be rather mundane, like a walk down the same old path on a dull day.
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