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Memory Of The Future


Of tomorrows, 
there were many drafts written by the 

cautious optimist,
dreamy realist,
half-hearted idealist,
world-is-my-oysterist. 

All previous versions of myself, 
anticipating future versions of himself.  

But life 
is a ruthless editor. 

And THIS!

This is a stretch,

at best a second cousin, twice removed from 
all those old drafts now sitting 
in the bottom drawer
of my mind, 

almost forgotten.

But not quite.

Not totally.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 11/20/2018 1:19:00 PM
You have described our writing process so perfectly in this missive, Bernard. When I look back in my mind I think "what?" I do not even remember writing that!
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Date: 11/20/2018 1:29:00 PM
I hope, for myself and for everyone on PS, that the final product will be much better than the drafts. Caren, thank you.