Prophecy

iPhone photo by author (Hipstamatic app)

Foretold
I told you before
you remember that time
we did that thing
well, this is like that

No, this is not like that at all

Forewarned
you were told before
so where are your arms?
bare in the winter wind,
unguarded
defenses down for the count

The news is disarming anyway

Remember cracking open
the fortune cookie
and reading something telling
on the slip inside:
“the best prophet of the future is the past”

it was the present, then
it is the future, now
it is the present, now

the past is always in sight



Another in my series of Advent poems from my Medium page. Thank you for reading!

Published by amyjasek

Film photographer, mother, positively passionate about life in general, Texan : )

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