My favorite voice says to me I am here my chere amie

for you, for now. Forget the past and hold fast

to the now, the moment when sound hits solid

and something new is born to us, to you, as a gift

from above, or below, but yours to choose. So

embrace the now and don’t look back.

Back is behind you and no fear lives there. Only

the brightness of the present can dispel the dark

that lurks at the edges of consciousness, found

only in the crevices of your own mind.

The midpoint of future and present, the point where

a thin line radiates in the darkness otherwise

waiting to pounce on your dreams; don’t let them in.

Let them be. Reside in them to the fullest you can be.

 I offer solace and hope that your future is

welcome and your present is enough.