The way we are is no longer
as it has become the way we were.
One day here next day not
the way we were was ever changing.
Changing in unexpectable ways
until it became the way I am.
Here today and gone tomorrow.
Fleeting bits of reality we wish didn’t exist but are here to stay.
Nowhere to run to, nowhere go to
we struggled to swim in what was then
only now the struggle to swim does not have you.
We swam in waters familiar, trusted and predictable.
the way we were then was in the present
and not the past as it is now.
October 7, 2018
will never be just another day,
for it was the day,
the way we were
ceased to be
and the way I am