Present Value

A grand grandfather
things he would say
in manners unforgettable
a rhythm in one word.

“Presently” he would respond
when very close we shared
a time between
then and then.

The past
speak it does not
silent to most things new.
The future
too, is mute
of value present and true.

A voice
resonant, clear
calls our name.

Call it does
from a moment.
Call it does
in the moment.

Listen we must,
to hear
is to trust.

And presently we know
then in now,
now in then.

As the grand father taught
resonant and clear
the voice within
in presence only we hear.

–J.Brunson

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Photo by Anna Sabino

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3 thoughts on “Present Value

  1. Pingback: Creative Tension – Part 5A of 7 | Jeff Brunson

  2. I dashed out to read this last week when it arrived, but my mind was to muddled to give it its due. So I saved it until I could revisit it with a mind free of distraction, and I am glad I did! I especially appreciated the simple imagery that drew me in. Well, done, my friend 🙂

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