History (Part III of the Arts & Sciences series)

We are not there

The Country is not there

Others are not there

Love is not there

 

The repeat retreat into the present

is fixed in the distances we already know

 

only there could be there

only there will be there

 

the people, here

structures, here

ideas, here

 

are still here

have to be here

as here-not-there

 

and yet perhaps

Present Indicative

of a having-to-be that is

still

something there-not-here

 

way in which

these things in our way on the way

have to be –

if they have to be –

one-way way-making:making-way way-makers

if a way at all

to away

awaiting

by something like weighing into

There

 

Not destinations

at least no more than the present could have been destined in the first place

 

all at once guided and blinded by a

present which, in second place,

is some-way let get in the way

of being-on-its-way

that is, Being, on its way

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