DANCE OF MOLECULES

The past clings,
a fine film skirting,
and still caressing, the future.
(tap, tap, tap)
Impossible avoidance;
one feeds off, depending still,
on the other.
Intertwined, rewind.
Indiscretions and heartache,
vows or promises;
footsteps all.
(beat, beat, beat)
Obsessive replaying, recounting:
a measure; how far, how long:
an ability to survive
or fight to prevail.
A guide; how much further,
how much longer.
(tick, tick, tock)
The sorted details,
an assorted history of identity,
half lies and bold-faced truths.
A test of existence,
without being counted.
(one, two, three)
Peel off the past,
and risk repeating,
but never redefining, once,
or rearranging what is there.
(step, ball, change)
And repeat.

03/07/11