The Past Keeps Running Ahead of Me by Grant Guy

The Past keeps running on ahead of me
It is always out of my reach
I can’t keep up  Wait for me
      I shout

You can’t follow me  You got to go back
      The Past yelled back

I don’t want to
      I shout
As it is disappearing over a hill of Time
You got to go back

I can barely hear it now
I can only see its cowlick is sinking beyond
What if I just idle here   The Past is out of sight

Okay  You can idle for ten minutes
      Its voice diminishing

The Past is gone
I step on my accelerator and rev my motors

And slip eternally into the future

Grant Guy is a Winnipeg, Canada, poet, writer and playwright. His poems and short stories have been published in Canada and Internationally. He has three books published: Open Fragments (Lives of Dogs), On the Bright Side of Down and Bus Stop Bus Stop (Red Dashboard). His plays include an adaptation of Paradise Lost and the Grand Inquisitor. He was the 2004 recipient of the Manitoba Arts Council’s 2004 Award of Distinction and the 2017 recipient of the Winnipeg Arts Council’s Making A Difference Award.

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