I enjoy the time
between now and then

especially when
then is far off

I tuck comfortably
inside the early days

a small curl of cozy time
where my mind dreams
big things

or better yet,
dreams nothing

when then is near, as now,
I drag moments out

with each beat within a breath I rotate
to see all that has been
until now

and I am forever
on the verge

cc: Chagall 2021