A Fool and a Cigarette
image by R.A.D. Stainforth
"I tell you the past is a bucket of ashes."
~Carl Sandburg, "Prairie," Complete Poems, 1950
When we are 16 we smoke all our tomorrows
like cheap cigarettes and strawberry hill wine
at an endless hangout at the corner store...
yet when we are old we smoke all our yesterdays
like one fine cigar and rare expensive wine
at a place we wish we had gone and can no longer afford.
"Life can only be understood backward, but it must be lived forward." ~Soren Kierkegaard
Wishing Tess and everyone at The Mag a wonderful and Happy New Year!