By the time you read this I will be miles away.
by Tony Noon
Not miles. That doesn't do justice.
I will be an immensity away. Let me explain.
Throughout your lives I was there for you
but never knew you, could never know you.
I was long gone before any of you were born
But I have reflected often, and you,
clever things, found ways to exploit me.
Found ways to harness my exhaust.
Time in a bottle is a neat trick
but don't show me the snapshots.
Your entire being is a done deal.
Your maudlin histories are alien to me.
I am ahead of the curve.
Riding the wave and it matters
little to me what lies ahead.
The journey is it's own reward.
Luckily for you there is no end in sight.