I went from ‘here’ to ‘there’ in the blink of an eye
So fast that sides were not seen
Let alone touched
If there were even sides
Which I’m not sure there were.
I don’t know
One moment ‘here’, the next, ‘there’
But now ‘there’ is ‘here’
So where is here?
And be quick
Before this ‘here’ becomes a past ‘there’
You know, where I was then
In the past
When I knew which was ‘there’ and ‘here’
Where there was a difference
Before the bridge
Took it all away
Jumping water, crossing valley
‘Here’ to ‘there’
Dang, there it goes
Now we’re’ there’, not ‘here’ anymore
Or has ‘there’ now become ‘here’?
Yep, we’re here now
‘There’ has happened
Or is it still to come?
Maybe we should just stay on the bridge
Perpetually in between ‘there’ and ‘here’
Ha! Now that will take some courage
I wonder if it’s even possible
To be neither ‘here’ nor ‘there’
Or is that ‘here’
Or, once it’s past, ‘there’?
Maybe ‘here’ and ‘there’ are really everywhere
All at one time
The here and now
The there and now
But then, who needs a bridge?
The prompt for today: “to write a poem about bridges. A bridge is a powerful metaphor, and when you start looking for bridges in poems, you find them everywhere. Your poem could be about a real bridge or an imaginary or ideal bridge. It could be one you cross every day, or one that simply seems to stand for something larger – for the idea of connection or distance, for the idea of movement and travel and new horizons.”
Do hope you enjoy my effort! My brain is still fuzzed! 🙂
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